Top Best 16 TV Headphones: Wireless Headphones for TV in November 2021

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Apple
Apple TV 4K 32GB - Black
Description

Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in amazing 4K HDR - and now it completes the picture with immersive sound from Dolby Atmos¹. It streams your favorite sports, news, and TV channels live. Has great content from apps like Apple TV+, Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and ESPN². And thanks to Siri, you can control it all with just your voice.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Thecoffeeman1, 10 out of 10
    Bought for Zwift

    I bought a smart bike trainer to get in shape in the winter. At first I was able to run Zwift (an app that provides virtual bike riding with adjustment of difficulty on hills) on my Galaxy S9+ and mirror my screen to my Samsung TV but after the Android 10 update that didn't work any more. I was able to download the Zwift app on the Apple TV. I had to setup an iTunes account through my Windows 10 computer since I don't own any other Apple products. The app works great and pairs the cadence, heart rate and smart trainer sensors. This tv will primarily be used for the trainer but on occasion be used to watch other content.

    Mar 02, 2020 07:08
  • Review by aln33oh, 8 out of 10
    Sleek and fast

    This replaces my early model Apple TV because we spend so much time streaming these days, thought I would get the latest model. I discovered long ago, that my Apple TV would steam programs with noticeable improvement over the built-in smart TV tuner, so with exception of the news of the day, or special network programs, go directly to the Apple TV to browse various services.

    It is indeed a dazzling display with all recent programs started listed right at top, no matter what platform they are on. (A little nuisance, but fun feature is an automatic preview of any program where search is positioned.)

    For me, the only reason didn't rate a 5 star, is the remote is small for my stiff fingers. I have trouble with the touch pad control, not always responsive for me, but generally works ok. Maybe with time I will get used to it. (It has voice control that may be worth trying.)

    Jun 28, 2020 18:42
  • Review by GEProfileOpal, 10 out of 10
    Apple TV is AWESOME!

    WE LOVE OUR APPLE TV!...and EVERY OTHER ONE WE’VE OWNED PRIOR. My husband and I always lose the Apple TV remote (very sleek), so we LOVE having the option to download the Apple TV “remote” app so we can control the TV from our iPhones! I find it much more convenient to use and I never lose it. What’s even better?...the apps! I LOVE the apps we have access to with the Apple TV! We watch the Investigation Discovery (ID) Channel a lot so it’s great having the ID app which contains an endless supply of true crime shows and specials: all seasons and episodes. The other feature we use a lot is “screen mirroring” which can be done using an iPad or iPhone. Mirroring takes the content you’re watching or reading on your phone (ex: a YouTube clip, a webpage, your photos) and projects it onto your TV screen so it can be shared with others on a larger screen. The Apple TV is dynamic, high quality, and a great way to get rid of cable TV too!

    May 03, 2021 10:13
  • Review by Beetlejuice, 10 out of 10
    Great way to enjoy tv or share apps outside

    We love it! We purchased a second one. One for inside and one for outside. My wife and I learned how to play the ukulele and the Apple TV allowed us to share our phones and the apps we liked the most for learning. You can do anything on your tv that you can with your phone, share pictures or whatever. It really has made it easy so much to learn! We constantly use them both!

    Aug 28, 2020 19:29
  • Review by Flaco44, 10 out of 10
    Why you should buy Apple TV

    I simple love this Apple TV 4K. For many reason but my top 2 is as following

    1. Apple Plus Fitness~ if you can’t make it to the gym and have the Apple + Fitness app you can then stream it on your TV with The Apple TV. Makes going to the gym even better when the weather will not allow you. That is one of the reason why I love this!

    2. You can Stream all Apple TV shows on any tv you want as long as it has a HDMI Input! No days you don’t need to buy a smart tv anymore. Apple made all TVs smart.

    Feb 25, 2021 08:01
  • Review by zgnsi, 10 out of 10
    Apple TV fanatic

    I upgraded my existing Apple TV, that was upgraded from and existing AppleTV to continue to receive the excellent content consumption this device provides. I needed 4K Dolby Vision.

    Sep 09, 2019 18:33
  • Review by Techy, 10 out of 10
    I have one in each room that has a TV

    That’s how much I love the Apple TV. One in each bedroom. The Man Cave and Living Room.

    Jul 24, 2020 20:32
  • Review by Mikebuffalo, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding! Read this review!

    From the moment you begin to unwrap and unbox your new Apple TV your reminded of the high quality and thought that goes in to every Apple product and this is no different. Just outstanding high quality product.

    I was using the best ROKU device available and that pales in comparison. It’s not even close. I have several ROKU devices that I purchased. The last one I purchased about 3 months ago for me LG OLED tv. It was very cheesy. Lightweight. Got super hot. The pictures was sometimes ok sometimes not. But at the ROKU price point it was easy to buy those devices. The final straw for me was when they started billing me for a trial I had clearly need and would not stop charging me for. For four months after calling my bank and having charges reversed they kept billing. Good luck getting customer service it’s virtually non existent.

    So here I am with the best tv on the market. Should I invest in the Apple device? Yes! ROKU didn’t have HBO Max available. Some other channels too. But Apple has everything. And the picture is amazing! Maximizes the potential of my OLED tv 100%. The remote control is a cool functional design. It integrated with my sound bar and tv flawlessly. Easily. And if your an owner of an IPhone like me it’s even easier. Basically just hold your phone next to the device and it takes care of the rest. It does not run hot. It’s cool to the touch. It has a small footprint but weighs a solid pound or so which helps keep it in place on top of my 4K Blu-ray player. HBO MaX does not have 4K available. So HBO did not look good on ROKU. But this device upscales the picture and HBO looks great now. Now as good as my 4K Netflix picture or my streaming channels like ABC or NBC but it looks great still.

    I cannot day enough about this streaming device. I had Direct Tv since 1996 and couldn’t take their outrageous prices anymore and their customer service got terrible. I signed a 2 year Dish TV contract with their Hopper 3 product for a reasonable price but it is severely lacking. If I could rewind the clock about 3 months I would not but the ROKU Premiere device. I would not sign that Dish contract. I would simple get rid of direct tv go straight to Best Buy and get this Apple TV device and stream everything from now on on this one device. I just can’t say enough about it. And I’m an early adopter and 59 years old. I was the first to get everything in the last 30 years as it’s come along. This is right near the top of one of the best purchases I have made through those years.

    Don’t hesitate. Get this thing. And dump everything else you have. You will figure out what packages to put together to get all you want. The local channels and sports are still the biggest hurdles for streaming. But with a 50-60 dollar package to HULU or YouTube or others you will get what you need. Just add Netflix and HBO Max and for under a hundred bucks you have an amazing tv package and this wonderfully designed and works flawlessly Apple TV..

    Can’t recommend it highly enough.

    I wish someone had written this review and I read it. I hope you do. Your welcome.....

    Aug 21, 2020 16:21
  • 9.6score
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    Bose - QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
    Description

    Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are over-ear headphones from Bose featuring world-class noise cancelling technology, and now they're optimized with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Enjoy balanced audio performance at any volume with volume-optimized EQ. And you can make or receive clear phone calls, even in loud environments with the noise reduction dual-microphone system in these Bluetooth headphones. Connect to your devices wirelessly with Bluetooth and NFC pairing, with voice prompts for easy Bluetooth pairing. Thanks to Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant you can keep in touch, get answers and manage your day using just your voice with one-button access to the voice assistant of your choice. You can also access your phone's default virtual assistant, like Siri through your headphones. Together, they can create astonishing real-world experiences and fundamentally new ways to work, travel, exercise, learn, play, and more. Wear these comfortable headphones all day because they're built with premium materials. Listen to your wireless headphones for up to 20 hours of long battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Keep listening without battery power by connecting the included audio cable. Unlock more features and access future updates through the Bose Connect app.

    9 Features
  • When your home becomes your office: Turn any space into an instant office — or simply a place to unwind, listen to music, or make phone calls on these Bluetooth headphones.
  • High-capacity battery: Listen to your wireless headphones with up to 20 hours of battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • Bose Connect app: Helps you set your preferred level of noise cancellation, unlock more features, and access future updates.
  • Active noise cancellation: Eliminate noisy distractions and focus on what matters most with renowned noise cancellation. Set your preferred level of noise cancellation, unlock more features, and access future updates through the Bose Connect app.
  • Perfect call and voice quality: Get clear phone calls even in noisy environments with the noise-rejecting dual-microphone system.
  • Built-in voice assistant: Bring Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant with you wherever you go. Enjoy entertainment, get information, and manage your day - all with your voice.
  • Wireless connectivity: Connect to your devices wirelessly to your headphones using Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC pairing with voice prompts for hassle-free pairing.
  • Listen longer: Keep listening to your music without battery power by connecting the included audio cable.
  • High-quality materials: You can wear these wireless headphones comfortably all day because they're built with premium materials.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Great way to drown out the outside world

    DESIGN:

    Bose has maintained a very similar design to the 1st generation of the QuietComfort 35. The headband portion has a soft underside that feels very comfortable resting on the top of my head. The band is also foldable which makes the QuietComfort 35 II easy to transport, although the included case is somewhat larger than many of the other over-the-ear headphones I’ve tested.

    The earcups are also very soft and comfortable around your ear, which is very important as you’ll likely be wearing these for long periods on an airplane or train. I still sometimes get the “ear sweats” and need to take a break from the headphones after wearing them for an hour or so to give my ears a chance to breath, but this is normal for me with any pair of headphones.

    The headphones are large and seem a bit bulky, but the sound quality makes up for it.

    SOUND QUALITY:

    With “Bose” on the label, you can safely assume sound quality is stellar. And it is with the Quiet Comfort 35 IIs. Bass has plenty of punch and the mids and highs are crips and clear.

    When the noise cancellation is active, you will hear a gentle white noise “hum” in the background as the unit counteracts the outside noises. It’s not very noticeable while listening to music, but you can tell it is there when listening to a podcast or talk show.

    NOISE CANCELLING

    One of the main reasons to pick up these Bose headphones is for their noise cancellation technology. Once you activate the noise cancellation feature, the sounds around you seem to disappear. And I’m not just talking about that fact that these cover your ears. Bose’s noise cancellation technology actively sends opposing sound to counteract the noise around you. Why’s this important? You can set the QC 35 IIs to a lower volume and still hear your music just fine, even in noisy environments. Normally, you would need to crank up the music to drown out your surroundings. So you can spare your ear drums and relax even if there’s a crying baby next to you. Now, if someone’s running a jackhammer next to you, it won’t completely eliminate the sound. But it does a great job of getting rid of the loud hum of an airplane or the clickity-clack of a train.

    There are two levels of noise cancellation: high and low. The feature can also be turned off completely. The “low” setting comes in handy when you still need to hear something going on outside, such as an airport announcement. Although, if it’s something important, you’ll probably want to turn off the noise cancelling feature completely. The noise cancellation feature can be controlled via Bose’s Connect app or you can assign the function to the “Action” button.

    FEATURES:

    Bose touts that the Bose QuietComfort 35s have Google Assistant built-in and can be accessed by pressing a new “Action” button on the left earcup. I assumed the headphones would just kind of “tether” my phone’s internet connection when using Google Assistant. However, the app for these headphones prompted me to install the full Google Assistant app on my iPhone in order to use the feature. I wouldn’t say that Google Assistant is “built-in” if the headphones are depending on my phone to actually run the Google Assistant feature.

    Which prompts another question: don’t most headphones already allow you to call up the voice assistant, be it Siri or Google Assistant? Indeed, you can hold the multifunction (middle) button on the QC 35s for one second and Siri will activate on your iPhone (or Google Assistant for Android). So what’s unique about Bose’s “Google Assistant built-in” offering? On Android, the voice interface is a little more verbose and will tell you who the text message is from instead of just playing the normal “ding” notification. For me, I reassigned the “Action” button to control the noise-cancellation feature instead, but heavy users of Google services may find the Google Assistant feature to be worthwhile.

    Aside from the Google Assistant feature, the Bose Connect app is very handy and walks you through the setup process and gives you a quick overview on using the QuietComfort 35 IIs. The app can also assist you in connecting additional Bluetooth devices, configuring the Action button, setting the noise cancellation and upgrade the firmware, which I needed to do upon receiving the headphones.

    The three buttons on the right ear cup allow you to control your music without getting out your phone. The middle button will play and pause your music (or answer an incoming phone call). Double-tapping the middle button skips forward to the next track while triple-tapping the middle button rewinds. Pressing the + and – buttons will increase and decrease the volume respectively.

    BATTERY LIFE

    Battery life is impressive and can last up to 20 hours in wireless Bluetooth mode or 40 hours when using the included audio cable. Charging the unit only takes two hours and can be recharged with a standard Micro USB cable.

    Upon powering on the QC 35 IIs, an automated voice will announce the current charge level. If the battery needs recharged while in use, you’ll hear, “Battery low, please charge now.” There is also a battery LED indicator on the right ear cup. Green indicates a medium to full charge, while a solid amber LED indicates that the charge is getting low. When it blinks red, it’s time to charge. If you’re using an iPhone, the battery level will also show on the status bar of your phone.

    OVERALL

    You can't beat the sound quality of Bose. The addition of Google Assistant seems gimmicky, but you can still summon Siri with these headphones, The noise cancellation feature is superb and makes these great for long plane or train rides.

    Sep 24, 2017 18:31
  • Review by hairdude, 10 out of 10
    They are wonderful

    I already had a pair of these excellent noise canceling headphones. I got my husband a pair for his birthday. Now we can completely ignore each other! It's great!

    Mar 28, 2021 12:04
  • Review by optimummind, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic headphones~!

    = Summary =

    The Bose QC35 Series II headphones are fantastic~!! It definitely lives up to all the hype & rave reviews and delivers great sound, dynamic range, awesome bass, and truly astounding active noise cancellation. In addition, it looks cool and is very comfortable to wear.

    = Design & Comfort =

    I have the black QC35 Series II and it looks sleek and sexy. Since it's black, it will blend in nicely with whatever clothing you wear and it won't stand out too much.

    To my delight, it was much lighter than it looked and is very comfortable to wear over the head for extended periods of time.

    The ear padding is very soft, well-padded, and doesn't cause any long-term fatigue or discomfort. I even wore it to bed and it was very comfortable (as long as you don't mind not being able to turn your head sideways).

    = Controls =

    The layout of the buttons are well-placed, easy to find, and intuitive to use. On your left earmuff, you have the Google Assistant button. On the right earmuff, you have the Power/Bluetooth pairing button as well as additional buttons for Volume Control and Playback Control. As expected, all the controls work very well and with no issues.

    = Google Assistant Button =

    The highlight of this new Bose QC35 Series II headphones is the presence of a dedicated button for Google Assistant (GA). I paired the QC35 to my Galaxy S8+ and found it to be pretty useful. A single-press of the GA button will tell you the time of the day and also notify you about any Notifications you have received. If you have Notifications, the headphones will read them aloud to you.

    You can also press-and-hold the GA button, speak a command to GA, and get responses delivered directly to your ears. I used the GA button often to check the weather, make calls to people, and send messages.

    I didn't have much success, though, when trying to send text messages to people via the GA button. The QC35 would correctly understand my command, confirm and read back my message to my recipient, but sometimes the delivery would fail in the end. If I use Google Assistant directly from my Galaxy S8+, everything works the first time. I'm hoping future app and firmware updates will improve the GA experience.

    With that said, having the GA button is very useful and helpful and I'm sure it'll only get better and faster.

    = Audio Quality & Noise Cancellation =

    When it comes to listening to audio, the Bose QC35 Series II is impeccable. It played back all the different kinds of music (rock, hip-hop, pop, rap) fabulously and flawlessly. From bass-heavy songs such as 50 Cent's Just a Lil Bit and In Da Club to full-range songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, the QC35 is a champ. Absolutely no complaints here.

    Making all this audio quality possible is the BRILLIANT active noise cancellation. All background distractions simply disappear and don't bother you from enjoying your music. I was sitting on my front porch listening to music because there is much noise here - gardeners working, delivery trucks driving by, birds chirping, dogs barking, etc. And I couldn't hear them at all~!! Especially impressive was when I missed hearing a medium-sized U-Haul truck driving into my street close to my driveway. Those kinds of trucks are usually very loud and clanky but the QC35 filtered it out wonderfully.

    Making all of this even more impressive is the fact that the volume on the QC35 was only set to ~60% loudness. One no longer has to crank up the volume at the expense of potentially damaging your hearing to filter out background noise & distractions. Brilliant.

    I also used the QC35 Series II to make and answer several calls and everybody said my voice came through loud and clear and good. I was told by one person that it sounded just as good as my Plantronics M180 bluetooth headset.

    = Conclusion =

    The Bose QC35 Series II is an absolute buy~! Great design and quality, great controls & comfort, SUPERB audio quality augmented by brilliant active noise cancelling, and topped off by the innovative and useful Google Assistant functionality baked in.

    I highly recommend it to all music lovers.

    Sep 23, 2017 17:49
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Straight up my new favorite headphones

    I’ve long been a fan of noise cancelling headphones, but it wasn’t until this past year that I really started appreciating the scope of their use. I traveled across the country on a crowded airplane. While thousands of people do this everyday, I can’t say that I was totally prepared for it the first time around. All the ambient noises really took their toll on me and one year later, when I flew for a second time, I had an excellent pair of noise cancelling headphones in-hand to make the flight bearable. At that time, I was rocking the Sony 1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones and I never thought I would find a better, more comfortable pair of headphones. This past week, I was introduced to the QuietComfort 35 II headphones by Bose. I’ve been a fan of Bose products for many years because they have a reputation for designing great, high-end audio gear. I’m happy to say that the QuietComfort 35 II’s don’t disappoint and they really live up to the Bose quality name.

    UNBOXING

    The headphones arrived in a standard Bose branded box. The outside covering of the box included some basic details of the product in multiple languages. You will also notice the MFi icon along with the Android logo and the Google Assistant built-in graphic. The QuietComfort 35 II are the first Bose headphones to come with built-in Google Assistant support. That is in fact the biggest difference between the QuietComfort 35 II and the original version of the headphones according to Bose’s website. When you look at the specs of the two headphone models, you will see that they are nearly identical except for the weight (version II is 2.6 ounces heavier) and the fact that the original QuietComfort headphones come packaged with an airline adapter.

    The QuietComfort 35 II’s package includes a carrying case, charging cable, and audio cable. When you first open the box, you will see the carrying case. All the other pieces are tucked away inside. The case is built very well. There is an exterior mesh pocket that could be used for extra cables or even your smartphone. When you open the case, you will find another interior mesh pocket and the mail compartment where the headphones lay. They actually fold up in a very specific way, but Bose was kind enough to include a small illustration that shows you how to place them in the case.

    BUILD QUALITY

    The headphones are lightweight and flexible. I really like that the earpieces aren’t static and can swivel around a bit. It makes it easier to wear in my opinion. The headband extends easily and the materials used to build it feels very solid. The padding on the headband is probably the only thing I would change. It’s soft and comfortable to wear, but it’s covered in some sort of suede fabric, which leads me to think that over time, it will soak up sweat and other oils and wear down. I would have preferred to see this padding covered in leather instead.

    The inside of the ear pieces are marked with a “L” and “R” to show you which way to wear the headphones. One thing I noticed was that the actual speaker on the inside of the ear cup seems to be angled toward your ear. Many of my other headphones just have a flat speaker. I haven’t been able to find out this sort of orientation would affect sound quality or volume, but I am sure the design was done with purpose. The padding on the ear cups is very nice and seems to wear well. I did notice that the foam segments don’t pull off of the cups as magnets, but it does appear that they might snap off the ear cups. Not wanting to damage the foam, I didn’t try to pry them off.

    These headphones have physical switches on them which is a bit of an oddity these days. Most of the headphones I’ve been around lately seem to utilize touch controls (the Sony headphones only have touch controls). So, the tactile nature of the buttons and switches on the Bose headphones was a nice departure from what I was used to. I’m sometimes not a fan of physical switches because they will get caught on things like hoodies, but the on/off switch on the right ear cup was designed in such a way that it avoided that usual problem. In addition to the on/off switch, you will also find the volume up/down buttons, and the play/pause button on the right ear cup. On the left ear piece, you will find the Google Assistant/ANR settings button.

    On the bottom of the two earpieces, there is also a port for plugging in the Micro USB charging cable and the audio cable for a wired connection. Even though Micro USB has been a standard for quite some time for charging devices of this nature, I feel with a brand new product like this, Bose should have taken the opportunity to switch over to USB-C for charging.

    USER EXPERIENCE

    As soon as the headphones arrived, I paired them to my phone. They had 70% battery life out of the box, which made me happy that I could go ahead and start using them. I put the headphones on my head and found very quickly that they were more comfortable than my Sony headphones and they caused less strain on my head, too. I’ve used the headphones for a couple of days off and on and not had any issue with the battery life.

    The buttons and functions I were very easy to pick up on without reading the manual but for more in depth features, you will need to read the manual because they are not as intuitive as the ones listed above. For example you have no dedicated button for changing songs. For us iPhone users we can easily remedy this by simply pressing in and holding the play/pause button to activate Siri and asking her to switch to the next track or calling up a totally different album. All the Siri commands that work on your iPhone work via this button so no worries here.

    Even though I’ve only had these remarkable headphones for a few days, I’ve been incredibly impressed with them. The comfortable design and sound quality both live up to the Bose name. I’ve worn them for several hours and don’t perceive any earaches or headaches from wearing them too long.

    Making and receiving calls is pretty simple. making calls again takes the use of Siri. I found this to be super simple and had no issues with Siri hearing or understanding what I asked of her to do. I don’t currently have Google Assistant installed so the dedicated Google button was used for the ANR settings instead. The sound quality is amazing. I am hard of hearing and I didn’t have any issues with hearing music or spoken words. Music and sounds were crisp and dynamic.

    As noice cancelling headphones go, I really like how the Bose headphones block out ambient noise with little effort. I love that the noise canceling is activated by flipping a switch. I've not had the chance to use these on a plane yet like I did with the Sony's but with noise canceling turned up to high I can almost not hear anything else around me so I'm assuming they will work just as well if not better for travel.

    CONCLUSIONS

    I think the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are the best wireless headphones on the market right now. I’ve officially made the switch over to them as my primary listening companions. If you had the QuietComfort 35 that were released last year, I don’t know that the Google Assistant feature is enough to upgrade, but if you are using a different style or brand of headphone, I think you will be happy with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II.

    Sep 24, 2017 21:51
  • Review by flatcatrecords, 10 out of 10
    More Accurate Sound Reproduction

    The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones are by far the best sounding headphones I have ever owned. The wide frequency range produces crisp, clear highs and deep bass. The noise canceling feature successfully masks any sound from outside sources. Compared with other headphones, earbuds or speaker systems, the Bose headphones more accurately reproduce the sounds I am listening to. I would recommend these headphones to anyone!

    Dec 16, 2020 17:55
  • Review by Fordman9870, 10 out of 10
    Sound so good you'll think your at a concert!

    The Bose headphones are made to last. Quality components and construction.

    The Box includes a Carry bag, Aux cable and a charging cable. The headphones came charged (almost full)

    I downloaded the Bose app and connected to my phones. It was then I was notified of a firmware upgrade was needed. This took over 30 minutes. I would have hoped it was quicker as I was anxious to started using them. After they were updated I opened the app and was informed by the app that it can’t access my music to play my songs on my phone but I could come back to the Bose app after I started playing my music. I would hope that this would change with further updates to the Bose app.

    The app however will let you, Manage connections, Update, Share music with a friend who has another set of Bose headphone and can listen to their playlist,

    On to the fit: Fit was perfect for all of my family members from an 8 year old to a teen, then wife and my fat head.

    Sound: WOW, I have 3 sets of expensive headphones and the Bose headphones beat them hands down!! I now know I should have purchased these first and not wasted time and money with the others. I love these phones. The quality of sound makes you think you are at a concert.

    The low/mid and high tones hit perfect. I could even hear notes and sounds on some of my favorite music I hadn’t heard before.

    Bass?? Best Bass in the business when it hits you can feel it. I listened to my music for at least 4 hours while working and there was no ear fatigue at all (even though these are over the ear) some other brands after being used for longer periods do make the ear region uncomfortable, not these.

    The only issue I had was some sweating due to the leather on the ear pieces after using them for 4 hours non stop. A microfiber mesh added to the ear piece may cure this. But I am sure this would hurt the noise cancellation.

    The noise cancellation is pretty good. When playing music most all exterior sound is blocked. These are great for the office too if you want to block out any noisy coworkers.

    The on board buttons include, Volume up, down and pause, an assistant button when connected to your phone (Siri, Google) plus you can answer/hang up your phone. The headphones have a dual built in microphone.

    The battery life is about 20 hrs. The devices you can connect to via Bluetooth and NFC making getting started a snap. Range is about 30 feet for paired devices.

    SO I find these headphone very nice, comfortable and knock out sound. They are worth e very penny!!

    I would definitely recommend the Bose head phones to my family and friends.

    Sep 25, 2017 12:24
  • Review by Ghost, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Great product stuff at Best Buy really nice people

    Mar 26, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Luadrian, 10 out of 10
    The best

    Niceeeeeee .. fond of Bose products. Owned several speaker systems and QC 3!!

    Feb 14, 2020 16:22
  • 9.6score
    3
    Sony
    Sony - WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Sony's intelligent noise-cancelling headphones with premium sound elevate your listening experience with the ability to personalize and control everything you hear. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, enjoy an enhanced Smart Listening feature set, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.

    11 Features
  • Active Noise Cancelation: Industry-leading noise-canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • Battery Life: Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10-minute charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Premium Sound: Premium sound quality by DSEE Extreme technology
  • Touch Controls: Touch sensor controls to pause, play, skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Speak-To-Chat: As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation.
  • Multipoint Bluetooth connection: For total convenience, the WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
  • Adaptive Sound Control: Smart function that automatically detects what you’re up to – for example, walking, waiting, or traveling – then adjusts ambient sound settings to best suit the situation.
  • Clear hands-free calling: Superior call quality with precise voice pick up combines five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal for clear calls
  • Wearing Detection: A proximity sensor in the earcups can detect whether or not you’re wearing your headphones, pausing your content when you remove your headphones from your head and resuming playback when you put them back on.
  • Comfort: Updated design relieves pressure for long-lasting comfort
  • Edge-AI: Co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo, DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Superb Sound/Ultra Noise-Canceling/Premium Quality

    The new Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are a clear improvement over Sony’s already excellent line of Bluetooth headphones. They are very comfortable and provide superb listening experience at home, traveling or in a noisy office. They incorporate extremely effective noise suppression, have easy-to-operate controls and a very long battery life. Their unmatched quality is evident in every feature.

    Sony is one of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world. It began in 1946 as an electronics shop but soon began producing its own products, starting with tape recorders and transistor radios in the mid-1950s. Sony built a reputation for quality and introduced many innovations in portable audio, including the Walkman in 1979, the CD disc in 1983, flash memory for audio and video in 1998 and the Blu-ray HD disc in 2000. Its consumer audio products including stereo component systems, speakers and headphones are very well-regarded for quality and features.

    Here are the key features:

    • Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones

    • Ergonomic, fully adjustable over-ear, closed dynamic headphone

    • 40 mm dome driver for maximum bass and very accurate wide frequency response

    • Advanced noise-canceling/suppression technology uses two microphones on each earphone to analyze and block external noises, may be switched on or off and may be optimized for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure

    • Artificial Intelligence and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine technology to accurately upscale compressed music, especially high-pitched sounds normally lost

    • Monitor function allows ambient sound to be easily heard while wearing headphones, may be switched on or off; Speak-to-Chat provides automatic pause and resume without removing earphone

    • Voice Assist function compatible with Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant

    • Bluetooth 5.0, reception range up to 30 feet, NFC pairing connection option, supports SBC, AAC and LDAC codecs; simultaneous connection to two devices

    • Sony Headphones Connect app provides extensive sound customization and 3D Reality Audio

    • HD Voice and built-in microphone for making and receiving phone calls with high quality sound

    • Touch control on side of right earphone to raise/lower volume, next/previous track selection

    • Power, Bluetooth pairing, Monitor and Noise Cancel buttons on left earphone

    • Rechargeable 3.7v internal lithium ion power source: 10 minute quick charge gives 5 hours of play time, 3 hours to fully charge with included 8” USB-C connection cable (recharge at 5.0v)

    • Headphones will operate 30+ hours (38+ hours with noise reduction off) continuously from a full charge, 9 day standby time, customizable auto-off timer

    • Can also operate without using any power by connecting an included 4.1 foot 3.5 mm stereo cable to left earphone

    • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male 50” connection cable included

    • Airplane in-flight audio connector included

    • 4 – 40,000 Hz audio frequency range, less than 1% THD distortion

    • Sony Headphone Connect app provides graphic equalizer and presets

    • Easy to follow illustrated quick set-up guide

    • Foldable design for compact storage

    • Size: 5.5 inches by 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches

    • Weight: 9 ounces

    • Hard case with outside and inside pockets for accessories included

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    Included in the slip-cover box are full instructions/set-up guide and a very nice, compact hard case which contains the headphones, a short USB-C charging cable, a 50 inch long 3.5 mm direct-connect wire cable and airplane audio adapter. The quick set-up guide is comprehensive with step-by-step instructions for using the headphones, a trouble-shooting checklist, technical specifications and detailed explanations for using each feature.

    The headphones have a non-reflective black finish and very attractive copper-colored lettering and highlights, substantial bass-producing drivers and super-soft memory-foam cushions on each headphone for superb comfort and noise isolation. They fold flat to enable compact storage and to easily fit into a purse, drawers, etc. The Sony WH-1000XM4 has a look of quiet quality and business elegance without flashy excess.

    The headphones use USB-C technology and are quick-charging. In just 10 minutes you have 5 hours of play time. Full charge is accomplished in three hours. The stated music playing time of thirty hours seems conservative since I found the headphones would operate for nearly forty-five hours before fading out. The customizable auto-off feature aids this very long battery life.

    An audio prompt indicates when the power is on or off and a second press of the power button gives a voice guidance of the remaining power level. Pair the earphones with your phone or other source via Bluetooth or NFC. The connection remained very solid throughout my home, up to nearly 50 feet.

    The headphones are fully adjustable and the very soft pads completely and comfortably enclose even the largest ears. The Sony WH-1000XM4 are perhaps the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. They are light (9 ounces) and have plenty of adjustment range to enable a perfect fit. You can wear them for many hours in perfect comfort and your ears will never complain.

    Even without the noise-canceling function most external sounds are blocked. Pressing the Custom (automatic noise canceling) button turns on that feature and sets the level of noise reduction and there is an audio announcement that it is active (or that it has been turned off.) The ANC technology is very sophisticated, utilizing two microphones on each earphone to analyze external sounds and cancel it. You can even customize the noise cancellation for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure. My favorite test is to turn on both my shower and bathroom sink faucet and the noise (which would normally be very loud) was just a faint hiss which I could easily ignore while listening to the music. Even without music playing the noise canceling feature was extremely effective. You can also adjust the degree of noise cancellation using the Headphone Connect app. A perfect companion for isolating you with just your music in public transit and airplanes!

    But you buy headphones primarily to provide sound, not to eliminate it. Here you will find your investment well-rewarded! The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones utilize Sony’s DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) and Artificial Intelligence technology to accurately expand digital music, especially higher-frequencies which are often chopped out in the compression process. Bass and mid-range sounds are very well reproduced. You can modify the sound contour/response by utilizing the Sony Headphones Connect app which features a full equalizer, a number of surround sound presets and sound positioning controls. For those who like heavy bass these are an ideal choice. If you want to cut back the bass the equalizer on the app will do that very effectively. I played every range of music, from classical, blues, hard rock, jazz and a full range of vocals (opera through folk ballads) and these fine headphones never disappointed me. The sound quality is just beautiful.

    I compared the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones to another set from Sony which are priced about 25% lower and a super-premium set from another audio supplier priced about 25% higher. Compared to the lower-priced Sony headphones the WH-1000XM4 provided more features and better sound which more than justified the price differential. Compared to the higher-priced set I found that the Sony WH-1000XM4 provided noticeably better noise reduction and equal music reproduction. I think that to find a significantly better set of headphones you would have to spend at least 50% more, and even then most users would not really appreciate any difference in sound or features.

    Like all good earphones these will respond to various voice commands, allow you to interact with Siri, take calls, etc. Each earphone has some controls. The right side has a nice touch pad which will raise/lower volume, skip tracks (forward and backward), pause and repeat tracks and has a microphone for use during calls. The left side turns the earphones on/off, handles Bluetooth pairing, activates the noise cancelation feature and also takes calls. One nice feature is Quick Attention which shuts off noise cancellation and lowers music volume when you touch the right headphone, enabling you to easily hear outside sounds (such as transit announcements), and then resumes noise cancellation and music volume when you remove your hand. But an even more clever feature is Speak-to-Chat which shuts off noise reduction and music when you speak, then resumes music and noise reduction when you stop speaking. Don’t worry if you like to sing along to your music – you can disable this feature! Finally, if you rely on Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant you will appreciate the easy integration with those services provided by these headphones.

    In summary, the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are an excellent value and packed with premium features for discerning music fans who demand superb noise isolation, a very comfortable headset and above-all, beautiful and accurate sound reproduction. They are an ideal choice for traveling and would pass boring hours in airports and on planes with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. I am happy to award Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 a full five stars and a hearty, unqualified endorsement. Invest in these and you will receive the twin dividends of heavenly music and unmatched isolation from all of the unwanted, annoying noises assaulting you every day!

    Aug 28, 2020 01:29
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Audio and Noise Cancelling

    The Sony WH-1000XM4’s (XM4’s from now on) are a pair of much awaited and longed for headphones and I am here to report that Sony has impressed me yet again. Let’s start with inside the box where we have a hard carrying case, the headphones, a usb type C cable, an airplane adapter, a 3.5mm cable along with the usual paperwork.

    The Headphone is designed like any other typical headphone but I must point out that both the earcup cushions and the headband cushion are extremely comfortable and this lead to me being able to use the XM4’s for hours without much complaint. The clamping pressure from the headphone is virtually unnoticeable and this is significant because I have a big head so the headphone probably stretches more for me than it does for the average person. The right headphone has the touch capacitive controls as well as the usb charging port and the NFC mechanism for pairing, while the left headphone has the power button and the custom button (which you are allowed to change to trigger voice assistant or toggle ambient control the audio-jack port. Also a first for me on a headphone, Sony has followed their true wireless earphones and placed a proximity sensor in the left earcup that senses when yo-u have the headphone on and pauses/resumes your media based on removing or putting the headphones on. I must also point out that the hardcase is well designed with a net storage on the outside of the case. Also inside the case all the cables have a suitable storage spot and there are paper cut outs that instruct you how to carefully position the headphones to be placed in the case.

    So, how do they sound?? Fantastic! All music comes through sounding great without even having to change and tweak the equalizer settings through the Headphone app. The music comes through full and clear and for those concerned about bass, you have comfortable thumps and punches that are not overwhelming and can be modified in the app. The same goes for Noise cancelling level which can also be controlled through the app. The XM4’s Sony created has the best noise cancelling headphone I have ever used. At full strength it is able to suppress so much background noise it can actually surprise you. If people are in a room with you and having a conversation( not too far from you), you won’t be able to hear anything they are saying even with the music off. The effect is most obvious in noisy areas like a street or around heavy machinery where the feature shines.

    What else do I like? Sony has finally created a XM headphone that has multipoint pairing. This means that XM4’s can simultaneously pair to two bluetooth devices. The way I utilize this is to pair the XM4’s to both my laptop and my cellphone so that if I am listening to audio on my laptop and a call comes in, the headphone switches the audio automatically to my cell phone and allows me to answer the call. What’s also amazing is that once the call ends it automatically switches back to my laptop audio.

    On the topic of a phone call, I can say that phone conversations I’ve had went very well. The persons on the other end of the line could hear me clearly and loudly while we conversed, even when I was in a noisy background. It seems the combination of the five mics as well as Sony’s software works superbly well to suppress background noise while highlighting my voice. Another stand out feature I absolutely appreciate is Speak to Chat feature. Basically what this does is that while you have the headphones all, if you would like to speak to someone , you can just speak and the headphones pick up that you are talking, lowers your volume and allows the ambient noise to flood the headphones. This is great if you don't want to keep taking off and putting on your headphones every time to talk to someone. Note that this feature can be turned on and off in the app and you can also change the length of the timeout with the smallest being 15 seconds.

    Finally, battery life. Sony reports 30 hours of use with noise cancelling on so I guess you can squeeze a few more hours out of it with noise cancelling off. I’ve been using it continuously between my laptop and phone for the last few days and I have yet to charge it. From the app the battery level says 40% remaining and I can attest to using it for about 15 to 20 hours so I have no doubt about Sony’s claim.

    The XM4’s are a definite two thumbs up for me. Superior sound and noise cancelling, feature rich app and more than a literal day of battery and multi-device pairing, it doesn’t get much better than this.

    Aug 16, 2020 13:49
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Awesome sound and noise cancellation

    ## Design

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are somewhat large, but the ear-cups are well padded and are very comfortable to wear for hours on end. The headband portion also has plenty of padding so that the headphones rest comfortably on the top of your head.

    The ear-cups do a good job of creating a loose seal around your ears, so much so that I definitely get the "ear sweats" which is common with many over-the-ear headphones.

    The headphones come a hard travel case with a soft fabric exterior. Storing the headphones requires completely retracting the headband (I would prefer if you could leave it at the size that fits my head). A helpful diagram is included inside the case that shows you how to fold the headphones so they fit properly.

    ## Performance

    The sound quality on the Sony WH-1000XM4 is incredible and is definitely up there with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones. Highs and mids come through crystal clear and the bass is plentiful. The Sony WH-1000XM4 also has something called "Edge-AI" where it tries to enhance compressed music (such as a low quality Pandora stream). It's hard to gauge it's effectiveness as I couldn't find a way to turn the feature on and off, but it is likely another contributing factor to the awesome sound quality.

    Call quality also appears to work very well on the WH-1000XM4. The microphones seem to pick up my voice well while filtering out some of the background sounds around me (but it still picks up some things like typing on a keyboard).

    The noise cancellation feature is also top-notch. It not only filters out general "hums" such as an air conditioner running, but it also does a good job of filtering out people talking and even other music sources near you. It does have it limits: it won't completely filter out a blaring stereo next to you or completely eliminate the sound of your riding mower. However, it does a good enough job that you can listen to your music or podcast at a comfortable listening level without needing to crank up the volume to overcome the outside world.

    The level of noise cancellation can also be adjust in the Sony Headphones app and there are a lot of cool features associated with it that I'll detail in the next section.

    ## Features

    - Speak-to-Chat: This is probably my favorite feature of these headphones. It seems like whenever I'm at work, I no sooner put on my headphones than someone walks up with a question. With the WH-1000XM4, as soon as I start talking, the headphones react, turning off the noise cancellation feature, lowering the volume of my music, and relaying the voice of the person talking to me. After 30 seconds (this is adjustable in the app) when I finished speaking, the noise cancellation turns backs on and the volume of music is brought back up. You can also double-tap the right ear-cup when you're finished speaking to resume your music.

    - Quick listen: If you need to catch an announcement, for example, you can cup your hand over the right ear-cup's touch sensor to turn off the noise cancellation feature temporarily.

    - Adaptive Sound Control: Another cool feature that lowers the Active Noise Cancellation feature whenever the headphones detect that you've started walking. This lets in some of the outside sounds by lowering the level of noise cancellation so you're more aware of what is happening around you. If you frequently move, it can get a bit annoying as the headphones will play a short tone whenever the mode changes.

    - Touch controls: The touch controls on the right ear-cup are intuitive: swiping your finger up and down on the ear-cup adjusts the volume and swiping left and right changes the track. Double-tapping the center pauses and plays your music.

    - Wearing detection: A sensor in the left ear-cup can detect when you remove the headphones, automatically pausing your music. Music resumes when you put the headphones back on.

    - Dual pairing: With many of us working from home, this feature is great as it allows you to pair the headphones with your phone and your computer at the same time. Therefore, I can listen to music from my phone, but automatically switch over to my computer to listen to a webinar. It looks like there are a few kinks to work out with this feature as I found that it did not always switch automatically, or would sometimes take awhile to change from one source to the next.

    - Background firmware updates: I had a pair of truly wireless Sony headphones that required me to babysit them for a good 30-40 minutes while the firmware update file transferred and then installed, however they were unusable while that happened. A launch-day firmware update was available for the WH-1000XM4 and it seemed to transfer from my phone to the headphones in the background while I was listening to music. I received a notification when it was ready to install, and after a quick reboot, the headphones were updated. This was a much better experience!

    ## Battery Life

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones can last up to 30 hours when using Bluetooth with the noise cancellation feature enabled. The headphones are recharged with a USB-C cable (yay, no Micro USB!) and if you're in a hurry, a 10 minute charge can net you up to 5 hours of listening time.

    ## Summary

    Overall, the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are a solid alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones and offer some some great features (such as speak-to-chat) not found on the QuietComfort headphones. Long battery life, wearing detection and dual Bluetooth connections round out an impressive feature set on a pair of headphones with awesome noise cancellation and sound quality.

    Aug 15, 2020 09:40
  • Review by TheGhostRyder, 10 out of 10
    I love them

    I absolutely LOVE these. Ive owned the for 5 months now. The noise cancelling is about a 4.5 out of 5. If you have music or something playing that 4.5 is taken to a 5 cause you can't hear anything outside then unless you switch it to ambiet noise. If you have noisy roommates, etc., you will love these. Sound quality is around a 4.7 for me. Best headphones ive ever owned. You have to download a free app for your phone to use them. There, you can change the tone of the sound in several different ways. These are the best. If your looking for peace around you, pick them up. They charge quickly. Padding is A+++ and extremely comfortable to wear for hours. Be patient if your having issues setting them up. Included is a charging cable and very nice hardshell carrying case.

    Mar 20, 2021 22:57
  • Review by Reese, 10 out of 10
    10/10 Would Recommend

    [I want to preface this by saying I'm not a Sony "fan" I'm not giving a good review because of the brand, this is my genuine opinion] Been using em for a couple months now and the build quality is great, very sturdy, and the audio is high quality. If you love bass, you're all good with these headphones, if the default sound is not to your liking, you can easily change it with the Sony app. the only thing I will say is, these headphones pick up fingerprints kinda easily, so if you're nitpick about that maybe consider getting a lighter color.

    Oct 09, 2021 23:26
  • Review by NomuskNoFuss, 10 out of 10
    Content never sound so sweet

    I have been salivating at a chance to purchase these headphones, since the reviews on YouTube by MKBHD. Folks I can tell you, it is a phenomenal piece of technology for it being a headphone. The crew at Sony that engineered this baby made it so intuitive. The audio through the headphones to telecom the battery levels once you tap the power. Cables you don have use headphones issued on the plane. I am extremely happy with my purchase. Usually, I’d wait a year after manufacture warranty to expire to get a thorough understanding of the product, but I couldn’t contend myself. Parents are really going to appreciate the noises canceling feature but plea use it responsibly. LOL!

    Oct 29, 2021 17:11
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound & Features

    I ordered these on a pre-black friday sale weeks before the main sales were announced on best buy. I had extensively researched the headphones (and previous generation XM3) for about 10 months prior to pulling the trigger, comparing them to literally everything else in its tranche and also more expensive models. This included audio-technica, bose, sennheiser, bowers & wilson, and bang & olufsen to name a few. I recommend these headphones over the others for several reasons:

    1. Sound quality. The sound out of the box was not to my liking, but the beauty of the Sony app is that you can craft the EQ how you want. I was able to find a custom setting that enhances nearly all of the music I listen to. I'm very happy with the high quality sound across the board. Do not buy a NC headphone without the ability to tweak the EQ. Sound quality is a relative matter and you may be unhappy with the out-of-the-box sound if you opt for a cheaper model.

    2. Noise canceling. Top-notch with a ton of features allowing for levels of ambient sound to your liking. Adaptive sound control is a huge plus

    3. Functionality. Ability to connect to 2 devices simultaneously. Of course more would be great but at least 2 is crucial (which is why I would buy XM4 over XM3). I usually connect to my ipad and iphone and can seamlessly move between both.

    4. Comfort. I previously owned a pair of Sennheisers which were very uncomfortable. I would give these XM4's 9/10 in terms of comfort. I will admit that it took me a few weeks to get used to the pressure but in finding the sweet spot (about 5 clicks up on the head band) I am now able to wear them for hours without needing to take them off.

    5. Call quality. I've tested these with multiple family members and friends. They have all given these at least 9/10 in terms of call quality in moderate background sound environments. Will the call quality be the best on the market? Probably not, but personally I didn't buy these for calls. Rest assured, you'll be fine.

    6. Style. I like the minimal design. They are matte black with a sleek non-offensive look which I actually like more than the Bose. I would say opt for the black over silver (almost a pewter grey) because over time they will show scratches and smudges less.

    Conclusion. If you're on the fence, take a look a the many reviews on youtube especially the ones comparing models. I highly recommend you buy these over the probably cheaper XM3's (depending on when you view this). The added features are worth spending more, but good news is that these seem to routinely go on sale. Worth every penny for WFH, music lovers, and even calls. Enjoy :)

    Dec 02, 2020 17:38
  • Review by Roni, 10 out of 10
    No Regrets!!! Excellent!!!

    At first I'm so hesitant to buy this headphone for about 2 weeks choosing between a headphone and airpods. I've been wearing airpods since its first launch having the 1st gen and 2nd gen so moving to a headphone is a tough decision. Putting it on my cart then removing it, then back again. I have seen multiple reviews on both the pros and cons before convincing myself to finally buy it. I'm so happy with my new headphone and the color that matches my iphone 12 pro max and specially having it connected to two (2) devices at the same time!!! My Iphone and Macbook is connected at the same time! This is Awesome!!! I will definitely recommend to a friend!

    Jan 22, 2021 18:52
  • 9.4score
    Sony - WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Midnight Blue
    Description

    Sony’s intelligent industry-leading noise canceling headphones with premium sound elevate your listening experience with the ability to personalize and control everything you hear. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, enjoy an enhanced Smart Listening feature set, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.

    11 Features
  • Active Noise Cancelation: Industry-leading noise-canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • Battery Life: Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10-minute charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Premium Sound: Premium sound quality by DSEE Extreme technology
  • Touch Controls: Touch sensor controls to pause, play, skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Speak-To-Chat: As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation.
  • Multipoint Bluetooth connection: For total convenience, the WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
  • Adaptive Sound Control: Smart funtion that automatically detects what you’re up to – for example, walking, waiting, or traveling – then adjusts ambient sound settings to best suit the situation.
  • Clear hands-free calling: Superior call quality with precise voice pickup
  • Wearing Detection: A proximity sensor in the earcups can detect whether or not you’re wearing your headphones, pausing your content when you remove your headphones from your head and resuming playback when you put them back on.
  • Comfort: Updated design relieves pressure for long-lasting comfort
  • Edge-AI: Co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo, DSEE Extreme (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time.
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  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Superb Sound/Ultra Noise-Canceling/Premium Quality

    The new Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are a clear improvement over Sony’s already excellent line of Bluetooth headphones. They are very comfortable and provide superb listening experience at home, traveling or in a noisy office. They incorporate extremely effective noise suppression, have easy-to-operate controls and a very long battery life. Their unmatched quality is evident in every feature.

    Sony is one of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world. It began in 1946 as an electronics shop but soon began producing its own products, starting with tape recorders and transistor radios in the mid-1950s. Sony built a reputation for quality and introduced many innovations in portable audio, including the Walkman in 1979, the CD disc in 1983, flash memory for audio and video in 1998 and the Blu-ray HD disc in 2000. Its consumer audio products including stereo component systems, speakers and headphones are very well-regarded for quality and features.

    Here are the key features:

    • Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones

    • Ergonomic, fully adjustable over-ear, closed dynamic headphone

    • 40 mm dome driver for maximum bass and very accurate wide frequency response

    • Advanced noise-canceling/suppression technology uses two microphones on each earphone to analyze and block external noises, may be switched on or off and may be optimized for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure

    • Artificial Intelligence and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine technology to accurately upscale compressed music, especially high-pitched sounds normally lost

    • Monitor function allows ambient sound to be easily heard while wearing headphones, may be switched on or off; Speak-to-Chat provides automatic pause and resume without removing earphone

    • Voice Assist function compatible with Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant

    • Bluetooth 5.0, reception range up to 30 feet, NFC pairing connection option, supports SBC, AAC and LDAC codecs; simultaneous connection to two devices

    • Sony Headphones Connect app provides extensive sound customization and 3D Reality Audio

    • HD Voice and built-in microphone for making and receiving phone calls with high quality sound

    • Touch control on side of right earphone to raise/lower volume, next/previous track selection

    • Power, Bluetooth pairing, Monitor and Noise Cancel buttons on left earphone

    • Rechargeable 3.7v internal lithium ion power source: 10 minute quick charge gives 5 hours of play time, 3 hours to fully charge with included 8” USB-C connection cable (recharge at 5.0v)

    • Headphones will operate 30+ hours (38+ hours with noise reduction off) continuously from a full charge, 9 day standby time, customizable auto-off timer

    • Can also operate without using any power by connecting an included 4.1 foot 3.5 mm stereo cable to left earphone

    • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male 50” connection cable included

    • Airplane in-flight audio connector included

    • 4 – 40,000 Hz audio frequency range, less than 1% THD distortion

    • Sony Headphone Connect app provides graphic equalizer and presets

    • Easy to follow illustrated quick set-up guide

    • Foldable design for compact storage

    • Size: 5.5 inches by 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches

    • Weight: 9 ounces

    • Hard case with outside and inside pockets for accessories included

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    Included in the slip-cover box are full instructions/set-up guide and a very nice, compact hard case which contains the headphones, a short USB-C charging cable, a 50 inch long 3.5 mm direct-connect wire cable and airplane audio adapter. The quick set-up guide is comprehensive with step-by-step instructions for using the headphones, a trouble-shooting checklist, technical specifications and detailed explanations for using each feature.

    The headphones have a non-reflective black finish and very attractive copper-colored lettering and highlights, substantial bass-producing drivers and super-soft memory-foam cushions on each headphone for superb comfort and noise isolation. They fold flat to enable compact storage and to easily fit into a purse, drawers, etc. The Sony WH-1000XM4 has a look of quiet quality and business elegance without flashy excess.

    The headphones use USB-C technology and are quick-charging. In just 10 minutes you have 5 hours of play time. Full charge is accomplished in three hours. The stated music playing time of thirty hours seems conservative since I found the headphones would operate for nearly forty-five hours before fading out. The customizable auto-off feature aids this very long battery life.

    An audio prompt indicates when the power is on or off and a second press of the power button gives a voice guidance of the remaining power level. Pair the earphones with your phone or other source via Bluetooth or NFC. The connection remained very solid throughout my home, up to nearly 50 feet.

    The headphones are fully adjustable and the very soft pads completely and comfortably enclose even the largest ears. The Sony WH-1000XM4 are perhaps the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. They are light (9 ounces) and have plenty of adjustment range to enable a perfect fit. You can wear them for many hours in perfect comfort and your ears will never complain.

    Even without the noise-canceling function most external sounds are blocked. Pressing the Custom (automatic noise canceling) button turns on that feature and sets the level of noise reduction and there is an audio announcement that it is active (or that it has been turned off.) The ANC technology is very sophisticated, utilizing two microphones on each earphone to analyze external sounds and cancel it. You can even customize the noise cancellation for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure. My favorite test is to turn on both my shower and bathroom sink faucet and the noise (which would normally be very loud) was just a faint hiss which I could easily ignore while listening to the music. Even without music playing the noise canceling feature was extremely effective. You can also adjust the degree of noise cancellation using the Headphone Connect app. A perfect companion for isolating you with just your music in public transit and airplanes!

    But you buy headphones primarily to provide sound, not to eliminate it. Here you will find your investment well-rewarded! The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones utilize Sony’s DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) and Artificial Intelligence technology to accurately expand digital music, especially higher-frequencies which are often chopped out in the compression process. Bass and mid-range sounds are very well reproduced. You can modify the sound contour/response by utilizing the Sony Headphones Connect app which features a full equalizer, a number of surround sound presets and sound positioning controls. For those who like heavy bass these are an ideal choice. If you want to cut back the bass the equalizer on the app will do that very effectively. I played every range of music, from classical, blues, hard rock, jazz and a full range of vocals (opera through folk ballads) and these fine headphones never disappointed me. The sound quality is just beautiful.

    I compared the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones to another set from Sony which are priced about 25% lower and a super-premium set from another audio supplier priced about 25% higher. Compared to the lower-priced Sony headphones the WH-1000XM4 provided more features and better sound which more than justified the price differential. Compared to the higher-priced set I found that the Sony WH-1000XM4 provided noticeably better noise reduction and equal music reproduction. I think that to find a significantly better set of headphones you would have to spend at least 50% more, and even then most users would not really appreciate any difference in sound or features.

    Like all good earphones these will respond to various voice commands, allow you to interact with Siri, take calls, etc. Each earphone has some controls. The right side has a nice touch pad which will raise/lower volume, skip tracks (forward and backward), pause and repeat tracks and has a microphone for use during calls. The left side turns the earphones on/off, handles Bluetooth pairing, activates the noise cancelation feature and also takes calls. One nice feature is Quick Attention which shuts off noise cancellation and lowers music volume when you touch the right headphone, enabling you to easily hear outside sounds (such as transit announcements), and then resumes noise cancellation and music volume when you remove your hand. But an even more clever feature is Speak-to-Chat which shuts off noise reduction and music when you speak, then resumes music and noise reduction when you stop speaking. Don’t worry if you like to sing along to your music – you can disable this feature! Finally, if you rely on Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant you will appreciate the easy integration with those services provided by these headphones.

    In summary, the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are an excellent value and packed with premium features for discerning music fans who demand superb noise isolation, a very comfortable headset and above-all, beautiful and accurate sound reproduction. They are an ideal choice for traveling and would pass boring hours in airports and on planes with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. I am happy to award Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 a full five stars and a hearty, unqualified endorsement. Invest in these and you will receive the twin dividends of heavenly music and unmatched isolation from all of the unwanted, annoying noises assaulting you every day!

    Aug 28, 2020 01:29
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Audio and Noise Cancelling

    The Sony WH-1000XM4’s (XM4’s from now on) are a pair of much awaited and longed for headphones and I am here to report that Sony has impressed me yet again. Let’s start with inside the box where we have a hard carrying case, the headphones, a usb type C cable, an airplane adapter, a 3.5mm cable along with the usual paperwork.

    The Headphone is designed like any other typical headphone but I must point out that both the earcup cushions and the headband cushion are extremely comfortable and this lead to me being able to use the XM4’s for hours without much complaint. The clamping pressure from the headphone is virtually unnoticeable and this is significant because I have a big head so the headphone probably stretches more for me than it does for the average person. The right headphone has the touch capacitive controls as well as the usb charging port and the NFC mechanism for pairing, while the left headphone has the power button and the custom button (which you are allowed to change to trigger voice assistant or toggle ambient control the audio-jack port. Also a first for me on a headphone, Sony has followed their true wireless earphones and placed a proximity sensor in the left earcup that senses when yo-u have the headphone on and pauses/resumes your media based on removing or putting the headphones on. I must also point out that the hardcase is well designed with a net storage on the outside of the case. Also inside the case all the cables have a suitable storage spot and there are paper cut outs that instruct you how to carefully position the headphones to be placed in the case.

    So, how do they sound?? Fantastic! All music comes through sounding great without even having to change and tweak the equalizer settings through the Headphone app. The music comes through full and clear and for those concerned about bass, you have comfortable thumps and punches that are not overwhelming and can be modified in the app. The same goes for Noise cancelling level which can also be controlled through the app. The XM4’s Sony created has the best noise cancelling headphone I have ever used. At full strength it is able to suppress so much background noise it can actually surprise you. If people are in a room with you and having a conversation( not too far from you), you won’t be able to hear anything they are saying even with the music off. The effect is most obvious in noisy areas like a street or around heavy machinery where the feature shines.

    What else do I like? Sony has finally created a XM headphone that has multipoint pairing. This means that XM4’s can simultaneously pair to two bluetooth devices. The way I utilize this is to pair the XM4’s to both my laptop and my cellphone so that if I am listening to audio on my laptop and a call comes in, the headphone switches the audio automatically to my cell phone and allows me to answer the call. What’s also amazing is that once the call ends it automatically switches back to my laptop audio.

    On the topic of a phone call, I can say that phone conversations I’ve had went very well. The persons on the other end of the line could hear me clearly and loudly while we conversed, even when I was in a noisy background. It seems the combination of the five mics as well as Sony’s software works superbly well to suppress background noise while highlighting my voice. Another stand out feature I absolutely appreciate is Speak to Chat feature. Basically what this does is that while you have the headphones all, if you would like to speak to someone , you can just speak and the headphones pick up that you are talking, lowers your volume and allows the ambient noise to flood the headphones. This is great if you don't want to keep taking off and putting on your headphones every time to talk to someone. Note that this feature can be turned on and off in the app and you can also change the length of the timeout with the smallest being 15 seconds.

    Finally, battery life. Sony reports 30 hours of use with noise cancelling on so I guess you can squeeze a few more hours out of it with noise cancelling off. I’ve been using it continuously between my laptop and phone for the last few days and I have yet to charge it. From the app the battery level says 40% remaining and I can attest to using it for about 15 to 20 hours so I have no doubt about Sony’s claim.

    The XM4’s are a definite two thumbs up for me. Superior sound and noise cancelling, feature rich app and more than a literal day of battery and multi-device pairing, it doesn’t get much better than this.

    Aug 16, 2020 13:49
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Awesome sound and noise cancellation

    ## Design

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are somewhat large, but the ear-cups are well padded and are very comfortable to wear for hours on end. The headband portion also has plenty of padding so that the headphones rest comfortably on the top of your head.

    The ear-cups do a good job of creating a loose seal around your ears, so much so that I definitely get the "ear sweats" which is common with many over-the-ear headphones.

    The headphones come a hard travel case with a soft fabric exterior. Storing the headphones requires completely retracting the headband (I would prefer if you could leave it at the size that fits my head). A helpful diagram is included inside the case that shows you how to fold the headphones so they fit properly.

    ## Performance

    The sound quality on the Sony WH-1000XM4 is incredible and is definitely up there with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones. Highs and mids come through crystal clear and the bass is plentiful. The Sony WH-1000XM4 also has something called "Edge-AI" where it tries to enhance compressed music (such as a low quality Pandora stream). It's hard to gauge it's effectiveness as I couldn't find a way to turn the feature on and off, but it is likely another contributing factor to the awesome sound quality.

    Call quality also appears to work very well on the WH-1000XM4. The microphones seem to pick up my voice well while filtering out some of the background sounds around me (but it still picks up some things like typing on a keyboard).

    The noise cancellation feature is also top-notch. It not only filters out general "hums" such as an air conditioner running, but it also does a good job of filtering out people talking and even other music sources near you. It does have it limits: it won't completely filter out a blaring stereo next to you or completely eliminate the sound of your riding mower. However, it does a good enough job that you can listen to your music or podcast at a comfortable listening level without needing to crank up the volume to overcome the outside world.

    The level of noise cancellation can also be adjust in the Sony Headphones app and there are a lot of cool features associated with it that I'll detail in the next section.

    ## Features

    - Speak-to-Chat: This is probably my favorite feature of these headphones. It seems like whenever I'm at work, I no sooner put on my headphones than someone walks up with a question. With the WH-1000XM4, as soon as I start talking, the headphones react, turning off the noise cancellation feature, lowering the volume of my music, and relaying the voice of the person talking to me. After 30 seconds (this is adjustable in the app) when I finished speaking, the noise cancellation turns backs on and the volume of music is brought back up. You can also double-tap the right ear-cup when you're finished speaking to resume your music.

    - Quick listen: If you need to catch an announcement, for example, you can cup your hand over the right ear-cup's touch sensor to turn off the noise cancellation feature temporarily.

    - Adaptive Sound Control: Another cool feature that lowers the Active Noise Cancellation feature whenever the headphones detect that you've started walking. This lets in some of the outside sounds by lowering the level of noise cancellation so you're more aware of what is happening around you. If you frequently move, it can get a bit annoying as the headphones will play a short tone whenever the mode changes.

    - Touch controls: The touch controls on the right ear-cup are intuitive: swiping your finger up and down on the ear-cup adjusts the volume and swiping left and right changes the track. Double-tapping the center pauses and plays your music.

    - Wearing detection: A sensor in the left ear-cup can detect when you remove the headphones, automatically pausing your music. Music resumes when you put the headphones back on.

    - Dual pairing: With many of us working from home, this feature is great as it allows you to pair the headphones with your phone and your computer at the same time. Therefore, I can listen to music from my phone, but automatically switch over to my computer to listen to a webinar. It looks like there are a few kinks to work out with this feature as I found that it did not always switch automatically, or would sometimes take awhile to change from one source to the next.

    - Background firmware updates: I had a pair of truly wireless Sony headphones that required me to babysit them for a good 30-40 minutes while the firmware update file transferred and then installed, however they were unusable while that happened. A launch-day firmware update was available for the WH-1000XM4 and it seemed to transfer from my phone to the headphones in the background while I was listening to music. I received a notification when it was ready to install, and after a quick reboot, the headphones were updated. This was a much better experience!

    ## Battery Life

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones can last up to 30 hours when using Bluetooth with the noise cancellation feature enabled. The headphones are recharged with a USB-C cable (yay, no Micro USB!) and if you're in a hurry, a 10 minute charge can net you up to 5 hours of listening time.

    ## Summary

    Overall, the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are a solid alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones and offer some some great features (such as speak-to-chat) not found on the QuietComfort headphones. Long battery life, wearing detection and dual Bluetooth connections round out an impressive feature set on a pair of headphones with awesome noise cancellation and sound quality.

    Aug 15, 2020 09:40
  • Review by TheGhostRyder, 10 out of 10
    I love them

    I absolutely LOVE these. Ive owned the for 5 months now. The noise cancelling is about a 4.5 out of 5. If you have music or something playing that 4.5 is taken to a 5 cause you can't hear anything outside then unless you switch it to ambiet noise. If you have noisy roommates, etc., you will love these. Sound quality is around a 4.7 for me. Best headphones ive ever owned. You have to download a free app for your phone to use them. There, you can change the tone of the sound in several different ways. These are the best. If your looking for peace around you, pick them up. They charge quickly. Padding is A+++ and extremely comfortable to wear for hours. Be patient if your having issues setting them up. Included is a charging cable and very nice hardshell carrying case.

    Mar 20, 2021 22:57
  • Review by Reese, 10 out of 10
    10/10 Would Recommend

    [I want to preface this by saying I'm not a Sony "fan" I'm not giving a good review because of the brand, this is my genuine opinion] Been using em for a couple months now and the build quality is great, very sturdy, and the audio is high quality. If you love bass, you're all good with these headphones, if the default sound is not to your liking, you can easily change it with the Sony app. the only thing I will say is, these headphones pick up fingerprints kinda easily, so if you're nitpick about that maybe consider getting a lighter color.

    Oct 09, 2021 23:26
  • Review by NomuskNoFuss, 10 out of 10
    Content never sound so sweet

    I have been salivating at a chance to purchase these headphones, since the reviews on YouTube by MKBHD. Folks I can tell you, it is a phenomenal piece of technology for it being a headphone. The crew at Sony that engineered this baby made it so intuitive. The audio through the headphones to telecom the battery levels once you tap the power. Cables you don have use headphones issued on the plane. I am extremely happy with my purchase. Usually, I’d wait a year after manufacture warranty to expire to get a thorough understanding of the product, but I couldn’t contend myself. Parents are really going to appreciate the noises canceling feature but plea use it responsibly. LOL!

    Oct 29, 2021 17:11
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound & Features

    I ordered these on a pre-black friday sale weeks before the main sales were announced on best buy. I had extensively researched the headphones (and previous generation XM3) for about 10 months prior to pulling the trigger, comparing them to literally everything else in its tranche and also more expensive models. This included audio-technica, bose, sennheiser, bowers & wilson, and bang & olufsen to name a few. I recommend these headphones over the others for several reasons:

    1. Sound quality. The sound out of the box was not to my liking, but the beauty of the Sony app is that you can craft the EQ how you want. I was able to find a custom setting that enhances nearly all of the music I listen to. I'm very happy with the high quality sound across the board. Do not buy a NC headphone without the ability to tweak the EQ. Sound quality is a relative matter and you may be unhappy with the out-of-the-box sound if you opt for a cheaper model.

    2. Noise canceling. Top-notch with a ton of features allowing for levels of ambient sound to your liking. Adaptive sound control is a huge plus

    3. Functionality. Ability to connect to 2 devices simultaneously. Of course more would be great but at least 2 is crucial (which is why I would buy XM4 over XM3). I usually connect to my ipad and iphone and can seamlessly move between both.

    4. Comfort. I previously owned a pair of Sennheisers which were very uncomfortable. I would give these XM4's 9/10 in terms of comfort. I will admit that it took me a few weeks to get used to the pressure but in finding the sweet spot (about 5 clicks up on the head band) I am now able to wear them for hours without needing to take them off.

    5. Call quality. I've tested these with multiple family members and friends. They have all given these at least 9/10 in terms of call quality in moderate background sound environments. Will the call quality be the best on the market? Probably not, but personally I didn't buy these for calls. Rest assured, you'll be fine.

    6. Style. I like the minimal design. They are matte black with a sleek non-offensive look which I actually like more than the Bose. I would say opt for the black over silver (almost a pewter grey) because over time they will show scratches and smudges less.

    Conclusion. If you're on the fence, take a look a the many reviews on youtube especially the ones comparing models. I highly recommend you buy these over the probably cheaper XM3's (depending on when you view this). The added features are worth spending more, but good news is that these seem to routinely go on sale. Worth every penny for WFH, music lovers, and even calls. Enjoy :)

    Dec 02, 2020 17:38
  • Review by Roni, 10 out of 10
    No Regrets!!! Excellent!!!

    At first I'm so hesitant to buy this headphone for about 2 weeks choosing between a headphone and airpods. I've been wearing airpods since its first launch having the 1st gen and 2nd gen so moving to a headphone is a tough decision. Putting it on my cart then removing it, then back again. I have seen multiple reviews on both the pros and cons before convincing myself to finally buy it. I'm so happy with my new headphone and the color that matches my iphone 12 pro max and specially having it connected to two (2) devices at the same time!!! My Iphone and Macbook is connected at the same time! This is Awesome!!! I will definitely recommend to a friend!

    Jan 22, 2021 18:52
  • 9.4score
    Sony - WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Silver
    Description

    Sony's intelligent noise-cancelling headphones with premium sound elevate your listening experience with the ability to personalize and control everything you hear. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, enjoy an enhanced Smart Listening feature set, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.

    11 Features
  • Active Noise Cancelation: Industry-leading noise-canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • Battery Life: Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10-minute charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Premium Sound: Premium sound quality by DSEE Extreme technology
  • Touch Controls: Touch sensor controls to pause, play, skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Speak-To-Chat: As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation.
  • Multipoint Bluetooth connection: For total convenience, the WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
  • Adaptive Sound Control: Smart function that automatically detects what you’re up to – for example, walking, waiting, or traveling – then adjusts ambient sound settings to best suit the situation.
  • Clear hands-free calling: Superior call quality with precise voice pick up combines five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal for clear calls
  • Wearing Detection: A proximity sensor in the earcups can detect whether or not you’re wearing your headphones, pausing your content when you remove your headphones from your head and resuming playback when you put them back on.
  • Comfort: Updated design relieves pressure for long-lasting comfort
  • Edge-AI: Co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo, DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Superb Sound/Ultra Noise-Canceling/Premium Quality

    The new Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are a clear improvement over Sony’s already excellent line of Bluetooth headphones. They are very comfortable and provide superb listening experience at home, traveling or in a noisy office. They incorporate extremely effective noise suppression, have easy-to-operate controls and a very long battery life. Their unmatched quality is evident in every feature.

    Sony is one of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world. It began in 1946 as an electronics shop but soon began producing its own products, starting with tape recorders and transistor radios in the mid-1950s. Sony built a reputation for quality and introduced many innovations in portable audio, including the Walkman in 1979, the CD disc in 1983, flash memory for audio and video in 1998 and the Blu-ray HD disc in 2000. Its consumer audio products including stereo component systems, speakers and headphones are very well-regarded for quality and features.

    Here are the key features:

    • Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones

    • Ergonomic, fully adjustable over-ear, closed dynamic headphone

    • 40 mm dome driver for maximum bass and very accurate wide frequency response

    • Advanced noise-canceling/suppression technology uses two microphones on each earphone to analyze and block external noises, may be switched on or off and may be optimized for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure

    • Artificial Intelligence and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine technology to accurately upscale compressed music, especially high-pitched sounds normally lost

    • Monitor function allows ambient sound to be easily heard while wearing headphones, may be switched on or off; Speak-to-Chat provides automatic pause and resume without removing earphone

    • Voice Assist function compatible with Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant

    • Bluetooth 5.0, reception range up to 30 feet, NFC pairing connection option, supports SBC, AAC and LDAC codecs; simultaneous connection to two devices

    • Sony Headphones Connect app provides extensive sound customization and 3D Reality Audio

    • HD Voice and built-in microphone for making and receiving phone calls with high quality sound

    • Touch control on side of right earphone to raise/lower volume, next/previous track selection

    • Power, Bluetooth pairing, Monitor and Noise Cancel buttons on left earphone

    • Rechargeable 3.7v internal lithium ion power source: 10 minute quick charge gives 5 hours of play time, 3 hours to fully charge with included 8” USB-C connection cable (recharge at 5.0v)

    • Headphones will operate 30+ hours (38+ hours with noise reduction off) continuously from a full charge, 9 day standby time, customizable auto-off timer

    • Can also operate without using any power by connecting an included 4.1 foot 3.5 mm stereo cable to left earphone

    • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male 50” connection cable included

    • Airplane in-flight audio connector included

    • 4 – 40,000 Hz audio frequency range, less than 1% THD distortion

    • Sony Headphone Connect app provides graphic equalizer and presets

    • Easy to follow illustrated quick set-up guide

    • Foldable design for compact storage

    • Size: 5.5 inches by 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches

    • Weight: 9 ounces

    • Hard case with outside and inside pockets for accessories included

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    Included in the slip-cover box are full instructions/set-up guide and a very nice, compact hard case which contains the headphones, a short USB-C charging cable, a 50 inch long 3.5 mm direct-connect wire cable and airplane audio adapter. The quick set-up guide is comprehensive with step-by-step instructions for using the headphones, a trouble-shooting checklist, technical specifications and detailed explanations for using each feature.

    The headphones have a non-reflective black finish and very attractive copper-colored lettering and highlights, substantial bass-producing drivers and super-soft memory-foam cushions on each headphone for superb comfort and noise isolation. They fold flat to enable compact storage and to easily fit into a purse, drawers, etc. The Sony WH-1000XM4 has a look of quiet quality and business elegance without flashy excess.

    The headphones use USB-C technology and are quick-charging. In just 10 minutes you have 5 hours of play time. Full charge is accomplished in three hours. The stated music playing time of thirty hours seems conservative since I found the headphones would operate for nearly forty-five hours before fading out. The customizable auto-off feature aids this very long battery life.

    An audio prompt indicates when the power is on or off and a second press of the power button gives a voice guidance of the remaining power level. Pair the earphones with your phone or other source via Bluetooth or NFC. The connection remained very solid throughout my home, up to nearly 50 feet.

    The headphones are fully adjustable and the very soft pads completely and comfortably enclose even the largest ears. The Sony WH-1000XM4 are perhaps the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. They are light (9 ounces) and have plenty of adjustment range to enable a perfect fit. You can wear them for many hours in perfect comfort and your ears will never complain.

    Even without the noise-canceling function most external sounds are blocked. Pressing the Custom (automatic noise canceling) button turns on that feature and sets the level of noise reduction and there is an audio announcement that it is active (or that it has been turned off.) The ANC technology is very sophisticated, utilizing two microphones on each earphone to analyze external sounds and cancel it. You can even customize the noise cancellation for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure. My favorite test is to turn on both my shower and bathroom sink faucet and the noise (which would normally be very loud) was just a faint hiss which I could easily ignore while listening to the music. Even without music playing the noise canceling feature was extremely effective. You can also adjust the degree of noise cancellation using the Headphone Connect app. A perfect companion for isolating you with just your music in public transit and airplanes!

    But you buy headphones primarily to provide sound, not to eliminate it. Here you will find your investment well-rewarded! The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones utilize Sony’s DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) and Artificial Intelligence technology to accurately expand digital music, especially higher-frequencies which are often chopped out in the compression process. Bass and mid-range sounds are very well reproduced. You can modify the sound contour/response by utilizing the Sony Headphones Connect app which features a full equalizer, a number of surround sound presets and sound positioning controls. For those who like heavy bass these are an ideal choice. If you want to cut back the bass the equalizer on the app will do that very effectively. I played every range of music, from classical, blues, hard rock, jazz and a full range of vocals (opera through folk ballads) and these fine headphones never disappointed me. The sound quality is just beautiful.

    I compared the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones to another set from Sony which are priced about 25% lower and a super-premium set from another audio supplier priced about 25% higher. Compared to the lower-priced Sony headphones the WH-1000XM4 provided more features and better sound which more than justified the price differential. Compared to the higher-priced set I found that the Sony WH-1000XM4 provided noticeably better noise reduction and equal music reproduction. I think that to find a significantly better set of headphones you would have to spend at least 50% more, and even then most users would not really appreciate any difference in sound or features.

    Like all good earphones these will respond to various voice commands, allow you to interact with Siri, take calls, etc. Each earphone has some controls. The right side has a nice touch pad which will raise/lower volume, skip tracks (forward and backward), pause and repeat tracks and has a microphone for use during calls. The left side turns the earphones on/off, handles Bluetooth pairing, activates the noise cancelation feature and also takes calls. One nice feature is Quick Attention which shuts off noise cancellation and lowers music volume when you touch the right headphone, enabling you to easily hear outside sounds (such as transit announcements), and then resumes noise cancellation and music volume when you remove your hand. But an even more clever feature is Speak-to-Chat which shuts off noise reduction and music when you speak, then resumes music and noise reduction when you stop speaking. Don’t worry if you like to sing along to your music – you can disable this feature! Finally, if you rely on Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant you will appreciate the easy integration with those services provided by these headphones.

    In summary, the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are an excellent value and packed with premium features for discerning music fans who demand superb noise isolation, a very comfortable headset and above-all, beautiful and accurate sound reproduction. They are an ideal choice for traveling and would pass boring hours in airports and on planes with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. I am happy to award Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 a full five stars and a hearty, unqualified endorsement. Invest in these and you will receive the twin dividends of heavenly music and unmatched isolation from all of the unwanted, annoying noises assaulting you every day!

    Aug 28, 2020 01:29
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Audio and Noise Cancelling

    The Sony WH-1000XM4’s (XM4’s from now on) are a pair of much awaited and longed for headphones and I am here to report that Sony has impressed me yet again. Let’s start with inside the box where we have a hard carrying case, the headphones, a usb type C cable, an airplane adapter, a 3.5mm cable along with the usual paperwork.

    The Headphone is designed like any other typical headphone but I must point out that both the earcup cushions and the headband cushion are extremely comfortable and this lead to me being able to use the XM4’s for hours without much complaint. The clamping pressure from the headphone is virtually unnoticeable and this is significant because I have a big head so the headphone probably stretches more for me than it does for the average person. The right headphone has the touch capacitive controls as well as the usb charging port and the NFC mechanism for pairing, while the left headphone has the power button and the custom button (which you are allowed to change to trigger voice assistant or toggle ambient control the audio-jack port. Also a first for me on a headphone, Sony has followed their true wireless earphones and placed a proximity sensor in the left earcup that senses when yo-u have the headphone on and pauses/resumes your media based on removing or putting the headphones on. I must also point out that the hardcase is well designed with a net storage on the outside of the case. Also inside the case all the cables have a suitable storage spot and there are paper cut outs that instruct you how to carefully position the headphones to be placed in the case.

    So, how do they sound?? Fantastic! All music comes through sounding great without even having to change and tweak the equalizer settings through the Headphone app. The music comes through full and clear and for those concerned about bass, you have comfortable thumps and punches that are not overwhelming and can be modified in the app. The same goes for Noise cancelling level which can also be controlled through the app. The XM4’s Sony created has the best noise cancelling headphone I have ever used. At full strength it is able to suppress so much background noise it can actually surprise you. If people are in a room with you and having a conversation( not too far from you), you won’t be able to hear anything they are saying even with the music off. The effect is most obvious in noisy areas like a street or around heavy machinery where the feature shines.

    What else do I like? Sony has finally created a XM headphone that has multipoint pairing. This means that XM4’s can simultaneously pair to two bluetooth devices. The way I utilize this is to pair the XM4’s to both my laptop and my cellphone so that if I am listening to audio on my laptop and a call comes in, the headphone switches the audio automatically to my cell phone and allows me to answer the call. What’s also amazing is that once the call ends it automatically switches back to my laptop audio.

    On the topic of a phone call, I can say that phone conversations I’ve had went very well. The persons on the other end of the line could hear me clearly and loudly while we conversed, even when I was in a noisy background. It seems the combination of the five mics as well as Sony’s software works superbly well to suppress background noise while highlighting my voice. Another stand out feature I absolutely appreciate is Speak to Chat feature. Basically what this does is that while you have the headphones all, if you would like to speak to someone , you can just speak and the headphones pick up that you are talking, lowers your volume and allows the ambient noise to flood the headphones. This is great if you don't want to keep taking off and putting on your headphones every time to talk to someone. Note that this feature can be turned on and off in the app and you can also change the length of the timeout with the smallest being 15 seconds.

    Finally, battery life. Sony reports 30 hours of use with noise cancelling on so I guess you can squeeze a few more hours out of it with noise cancelling off. I’ve been using it continuously between my laptop and phone for the last few days and I have yet to charge it. From the app the battery level says 40% remaining and I can attest to using it for about 15 to 20 hours so I have no doubt about Sony’s claim.

    The XM4’s are a definite two thumbs up for me. Superior sound and noise cancelling, feature rich app and more than a literal day of battery and multi-device pairing, it doesn’t get much better than this.

    Aug 16, 2020 13:49
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Awesome sound and noise cancellation

    ## Design

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are somewhat large, but the ear-cups are well padded and are very comfortable to wear for hours on end. The headband portion also has plenty of padding so that the headphones rest comfortably on the top of your head.

    The ear-cups do a good job of creating a loose seal around your ears, so much so that I definitely get the "ear sweats" which is common with many over-the-ear headphones.

    The headphones come a hard travel case with a soft fabric exterior. Storing the headphones requires completely retracting the headband (I would prefer if you could leave it at the size that fits my head). A helpful diagram is included inside the case that shows you how to fold the headphones so they fit properly.

    ## Performance

    The sound quality on the Sony WH-1000XM4 is incredible and is definitely up there with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones. Highs and mids come through crystal clear and the bass is plentiful. The Sony WH-1000XM4 also has something called "Edge-AI" where it tries to enhance compressed music (such as a low quality Pandora stream). It's hard to gauge it's effectiveness as I couldn't find a way to turn the feature on and off, but it is likely another contributing factor to the awesome sound quality.

    Call quality also appears to work very well on the WH-1000XM4. The microphones seem to pick up my voice well while filtering out some of the background sounds around me (but it still picks up some things like typing on a keyboard).

    The noise cancellation feature is also top-notch. It not only filters out general "hums" such as an air conditioner running, but it also does a good job of filtering out people talking and even other music sources near you. It does have it limits: it won't completely filter out a blaring stereo next to you or completely eliminate the sound of your riding mower. However, it does a good enough job that you can listen to your music or podcast at a comfortable listening level without needing to crank up the volume to overcome the outside world.

    The level of noise cancellation can also be adjust in the Sony Headphones app and there are a lot of cool features associated with it that I'll detail in the next section.

    ## Features

    - Speak-to-Chat: This is probably my favorite feature of these headphones. It seems like whenever I'm at work, I no sooner put on my headphones than someone walks up with a question. With the WH-1000XM4, as soon as I start talking, the headphones react, turning off the noise cancellation feature, lowering the volume of my music, and relaying the voice of the person talking to me. After 30 seconds (this is adjustable in the app) when I finished speaking, the noise cancellation turns backs on and the volume of music is brought back up. You can also double-tap the right ear-cup when you're finished speaking to resume your music.

    - Quick listen: If you need to catch an announcement, for example, you can cup your hand over the right ear-cup's touch sensor to turn off the noise cancellation feature temporarily.

    - Adaptive Sound Control: Another cool feature that lowers the Active Noise Cancellation feature whenever the headphones detect that you've started walking. This lets in some of the outside sounds by lowering the level of noise cancellation so you're more aware of what is happening around you. If you frequently move, it can get a bit annoying as the headphones will play a short tone whenever the mode changes.

    - Touch controls: The touch controls on the right ear-cup are intuitive: swiping your finger up and down on the ear-cup adjusts the volume and swiping left and right changes the track. Double-tapping the center pauses and plays your music.

    - Wearing detection: A sensor in the left ear-cup can detect when you remove the headphones, automatically pausing your music. Music resumes when you put the headphones back on.

    - Dual pairing: With many of us working from home, this feature is great as it allows you to pair the headphones with your phone and your computer at the same time. Therefore, I can listen to music from my phone, but automatically switch over to my computer to listen to a webinar. It looks like there are a few kinks to work out with this feature as I found that it did not always switch automatically, or would sometimes take awhile to change from one source to the next.

    - Background firmware updates: I had a pair of truly wireless Sony headphones that required me to babysit them for a good 30-40 minutes while the firmware update file transferred and then installed, however they were unusable while that happened. A launch-day firmware update was available for the WH-1000XM4 and it seemed to transfer from my phone to the headphones in the background while I was listening to music. I received a notification when it was ready to install, and after a quick reboot, the headphones were updated. This was a much better experience!

    ## Battery Life

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones can last up to 30 hours when using Bluetooth with the noise cancellation feature enabled. The headphones are recharged with a USB-C cable (yay, no Micro USB!) and if you're in a hurry, a 10 minute charge can net you up to 5 hours of listening time.

    ## Summary

    Overall, the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are a solid alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones and offer some some great features (such as speak-to-chat) not found on the QuietComfort headphones. Long battery life, wearing detection and dual Bluetooth connections round out an impressive feature set on a pair of headphones with awesome noise cancellation and sound quality.

    Aug 15, 2020 09:40
  • Review by TheGhostRyder, 10 out of 10
    I love them

    I absolutely LOVE these. Ive owned the for 5 months now. The noise cancelling is about a 4.5 out of 5. If you have music or something playing that 4.5 is taken to a 5 cause you can't hear anything outside then unless you switch it to ambiet noise. If you have noisy roommates, etc., you will love these. Sound quality is around a 4.7 for me. Best headphones ive ever owned. You have to download a free app for your phone to use them. There, you can change the tone of the sound in several different ways. These are the best. If your looking for peace around you, pick them up. They charge quickly. Padding is A+++ and extremely comfortable to wear for hours. Be patient if your having issues setting them up. Included is a charging cable and very nice hardshell carrying case.

    Mar 20, 2021 22:57
  • Review by Reese, 10 out of 10
    10/10 Would Recommend

    [I want to preface this by saying I'm not a Sony "fan" I'm not giving a good review because of the brand, this is my genuine opinion] Been using em for a couple months now and the build quality is great, very sturdy, and the audio is high quality. If you love bass, you're all good with these headphones, if the default sound is not to your liking, you can easily change it with the Sony app. the only thing I will say is, these headphones pick up fingerprints kinda easily, so if you're nitpick about that maybe consider getting a lighter color.

    Oct 09, 2021 23:26
  • Review by NomuskNoFuss, 10 out of 10
    Content never sound so sweet

    I have been salivating at a chance to purchase these headphones, since the reviews on YouTube by MKBHD. Folks I can tell you, it is a phenomenal piece of technology for it being a headphone. The crew at Sony that engineered this baby made it so intuitive. The audio through the headphones to telecom the battery levels once you tap the power. Cables you don have use headphones issued on the plane. I am extremely happy with my purchase. Usually, I’d wait a year after manufacture warranty to expire to get a thorough understanding of the product, but I couldn’t contend myself. Parents are really going to appreciate the noises canceling feature but plea use it responsibly. LOL!

    Oct 29, 2021 17:11
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound & Features

    I ordered these on a pre-black friday sale weeks before the main sales were announced on best buy. I had extensively researched the headphones (and previous generation XM3) for about 10 months prior to pulling the trigger, comparing them to literally everything else in its tranche and also more expensive models. This included audio-technica, bose, sennheiser, bowers & wilson, and bang & olufsen to name a few. I recommend these headphones over the others for several reasons:

    1. Sound quality. The sound out of the box was not to my liking, but the beauty of the Sony app is that you can craft the EQ how you want. I was able to find a custom setting that enhances nearly all of the music I listen to. I'm very happy with the high quality sound across the board. Do not buy a NC headphone without the ability to tweak the EQ. Sound quality is a relative matter and you may be unhappy with the out-of-the-box sound if you opt for a cheaper model.

    2. Noise canceling. Top-notch with a ton of features allowing for levels of ambient sound to your liking. Adaptive sound control is a huge plus

    3. Functionality. Ability to connect to 2 devices simultaneously. Of course more would be great but at least 2 is crucial (which is why I would buy XM4 over XM3). I usually connect to my ipad and iphone and can seamlessly move between both.

    4. Comfort. I previously owned a pair of Sennheisers which were very uncomfortable. I would give these XM4's 9/10 in terms of comfort. I will admit that it took me a few weeks to get used to the pressure but in finding the sweet spot (about 5 clicks up on the head band) I am now able to wear them for hours without needing to take them off.

    5. Call quality. I've tested these with multiple family members and friends. They have all given these at least 9/10 in terms of call quality in moderate background sound environments. Will the call quality be the best on the market? Probably not, but personally I didn't buy these for calls. Rest assured, you'll be fine.

    6. Style. I like the minimal design. They are matte black with a sleek non-offensive look which I actually like more than the Bose. I would say opt for the black over silver (almost a pewter grey) because over time they will show scratches and smudges less.

    Conclusion. If you're on the fence, take a look a the many reviews on youtube especially the ones comparing models. I highly recommend you buy these over the probably cheaper XM3's (depending on when you view this). The added features are worth spending more, but good news is that these seem to routinely go on sale. Worth every penny for WFH, music lovers, and even calls. Enjoy :)

    Dec 02, 2020 17:38
  • Review by Roni, 10 out of 10
    No Regrets!!! Excellent!!!

    At first I'm so hesitant to buy this headphone for about 2 weeks choosing between a headphone and airpods. I've been wearing airpods since its first launch having the 1st gen and 2nd gen so moving to a headphone is a tough decision. Putting it on my cart then removing it, then back again. I have seen multiple reviews on both the pros and cons before convincing myself to finally buy it. I'm so happy with my new headphone and the color that matches my iphone 12 pro max and specially having it connected to two (2) devices at the same time!!! My Iphone and Macbook is connected at the same time! This is Awesome!!! I will definitely recommend to a friend!

    Jan 22, 2021 18:52
  • 9.4score
    Bose - SoundLink Wireless Around-Ear Headphones II - Black
    Description

    Enjoy a better Bluetooth wireless experience with Bose SoundLink around- ear headphones II. Exclusive headphone technology delivers deep, immersive sound at any volume. SoundLink wireless Bluetooth headphones use the latest technology so you can easily connect to your mobile devices with seamless audio/video sync. And a dual microphone system rejects noise and wind, so you'll be heard loud and clear. Switch seamlessly between 2 Bluetooth devices, and stay connected to both. And intuitive touch controls give you simple command of your music and calls. The over ear headphone design features soft ear cushions and a contoured headband, they're lighter and more comfortable than other comparable wireless headphones so you can enjoy them all day long. Wear them almost anywhere, and experience uncompromised wireless performance. When you're done listening, you can fold them flat for storage in their compact matching case.

    7 Features
  • Long lasting rechargeable lithium-ion battery: Provides up to 15 hours of talk and playback time.
  • Over-ear headphone design: Provides comfort during long listening sessions.
  • Exclusive Bose headphone technology: Delivers your music with deep, immersive sound.
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Allows you to pair up to 2 Bluetooth-enabled devices simultaneously.
  • Microphone with HD Voice: Along with enhanced sidetone ensures clear, natural-sounding calls in windy or noisy settings.
  • Enhanced EQ: Offers quality sound, even at low volumes.
  • Carrying case: For easy portability and storage.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Gsv0, 8 out of 10
    Good overall

    The headphones are good, to a certain extent. Don't get me wrong, they were good in many ways but off putting in others. Received the headphones in good condition. Its easy to start up and to use within the app. The first time I tried on the headphones, they were nice. I felt the nice cushions on my ears. When I turned it on and started listening to music, I immediately felt a difference. Most of my other headphones were heavier on bass so listening to this one was weird. I kept hearing more treble than bass so It was disappointing, but overall, it didn't matter to me as I got more comfortable and used to the headphones. One thing I want to note, the headphones only seem to connect to mobile, it will not connect to pc, just in case anyone was wondering. In the end, it is a good pair of headphones from a notable company, an easy to use headphones. Price wise, I've heard music quality similar to this for less than 230$.

    Sep 09, 2020 00:43
  • Review by Thoa, 10 out of 10
    Great Headphone!

    I really enjoyed my Bose Headphone! And I would recommend this to anyone! I am very happy with all Best Buy products!

    Nov 30, 2018 19:47
  • Review by Heiwa21, 10 out of 10
    Technology Update for Aging Parent

    I purchased these headphones for my aging mother, as part of a technology update that combined applications with communications options and high-quality sound. The Bose Soundlink Wireless II are a key feature of this transition, and I can say without a doubt the change is amazing! Setup was a breeze and connected easily with the iPad being used. Mom loves listening to music connected by Bluetooth to her iPad, and you can clearly see how much she enjoys the experience. I have not encountered the microphone issues discussed by other reviewers, although the space where she typically makes calls is normally very quiet.

    I sampled these headphones against my current cans, and I enjoyed the spaciousness and sound stage presented by Bose. That said, several songs in my sample sounded a bit too airy and undefined. The Bose headphones were purchased on sale, and for that price I believe these headphones are a great listening value. There are certainly other headphones with better microphone quality, although I believe the experienced sound quality more accurately defines the Bose Soundlink Wireless II. Mom has zero complaints, and yesterday noted that this was the best set of headphones she has ever owned. Great value for the standard listener.

    Mar 28, 2021 15:35
  • Review by Legitimate12, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headphones

    Since technology is advancing, Bluetooth is in. Yo

    Oct 19, 2016 18:38
  • Review by IFLYALOT, 10 out of 10
    Love the over ear part

    Am truly enjoying these headphones. Volume could get just a tad louder and the adjustment headband part could be a little more firm in the clicks/notches. Sound is very good but could offer a little more base vibe. Also, Bose if listening, when the headphone are on your head correctlty L/R and you move them down to your neck, the speakers can't be rotated flat for better head/neck movement. User has to pull them off and flip them around and then the speaker cups will lay flat. Correcting this would be a nice fix. What I truly like compared to others is these can be worn all day, very soft cups, solid build, lighter than others and buttons function well. In closing, something I was not thinking about when wearing headphones, these headphones I'm sure as well as other hold heat like winter fur covered ear muffs. Anything other than cooler weather, get ready for sweaty ears and moist fitment but changing this would hurt sound deadening.

    Nov 19, 2018 15:14
  • Review by Jeremy, 8 out of 10
    Great Headphones with a small issue

    Overall, these headphones are amazing straight out of the box. The ear cups are very comfortable compared to many headphones I've used and owned in my life. They have great sound overall. They do decent in noise cancelling but they get the job done for being at a desk and getting work done alone.

    Through all the positives, I did come to realize there was a small issue. They were not showing up on my windows 10 desktop at all. They didn't show up and I had to plug them in directly and update the drivers for the headphones and it still didn't budge. I didn't give up and went to mess with some audio settings, reset the updated headphones once again and finally got them to work perfectly with no issues after that at all. A small problem but still enough of a trouble for the novice tech user.

    Dec 03, 2017 18:34
  • Review by omar, 10 out of 10
    Best of the best

    I am a pool shooting player and play 5 days out of the week. I did my analysis and comparison of top 4 name brands and Bose was the top class by far. I bought it for rough use and got the replacement warranty as well. The sound is clear and comfort to the ear. it doesn't matter using it and wired or wireless the output is great. It have noise reduction which is a great feature. It's works like a multipurpose for my everyday life because I can switch to phone mode, receive and make calls, listen to music or even can link with TV to enjoy. If you want a great top class piece of headphone " BOSE " is the way to go.

    Feb 13, 2016 00:56
  • Review by Germanator, 10 out of 10
    Bose Quality

    Bose! Great sound quality and it just lasts. I’ve used these at the gym, on hikes, and at home; they’ve never let me down. They’re comfortable for wearing for hours and just downright worth the premium. Battery life is great, never worried about then dying on me. Would buy again if i had to but my original pair are still going strong!

    Nov 10, 2020 10:20
  • 9.4score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Gray
    Description

    Enjoy immersive listening with these Beats Studio3 wireless headphones. The Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling feature filters ambient sounds to reduce distractions, and Fast Fuel technology delivers up to three hours of play with just 10 minutes of charging. The Apple W1 chip in these Beats Studio3 wireless headphones offers one-press pairing to iOS devices.

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  • Review by Thcamerangles, 10 out of 10
    Mind blown

    Great sound ! Great quality ! I love the noise canceling feature it’s amazing how far technology has came to be. Bass on this is great and vocals are crispy! Definitely recommend specially if you want to enjoy music as you cook or go for a walk. Been having mines for a while now since 7/2020 and barely replaced the ear pads as I accidentally tore one very easy to replace tho! Charge fast and last a long time on a single charge ! Travel case is very helpful too I absolutely love my headphones ! I was a bit bummed out when I found out the price dropped a couple weeks after I got mines … I paid $360 and later I saw them for $200 something would’ve been nice to get the refund for the difference but great headphones and definitely worth it if you want to have great bass and great quality

    Oct 16, 2021 02:05
  • Review by Tireshopgirl, 10 out of 10
    Love them. Sometimes I don't even turn them on.

    Love them! First and foremost I'm an Android phone user, and I have zero problems connecting them to my phone. Piece of cake one button beep beep beep connected. Love that.

    Second I'm not a disc jockey, a professional musician, I don't work in a sound lab, or a studio. I wear these when I play poker. And I'm not a professional card player. I just dislike sitting at tables with annoying people... That's why I love them I got them in Red, so when I put them on there totally obvious that's why I don't even have to try them on sometimes I can just put them on my head people see that I'm wearing them and they leave me alone while I can hear everything going on at the table nobody talks to me because they think I can't hear them. When I am wearing and then the sound is phenomenal and nobody can hear what I'm listening to... So well I can hear faintly what they're saying they have no idea if I'm listening to Classic Rock hardcore 90s cuss word least rap or Britney Spears pop rock from the 2000s... I love my Beats I watch them like a hawk and I would recommend them with five stars to anybody who is interested thank you dr. Dre

    Jan 07, 2019 05:49
  • Review by Fitmuva37, 10 out of 10
    Better than on-the-ear beats

    I've had this for only a few days but I love them. I had the on the ear headphones and they weren't a great. They hurt my ears when I first purchased them and I couldn't workout put in then without having to adjust them constantly. These headphones don't budge while working out. They don't hurt my ears. The noise cancellation is ok but I can deal.

    Oct 27, 2021 16:16
  • Review by RodN, 8 out of 10
    4th set, but worth it!

    Can’t be beat for great acoustic sound and noise reduction. My son is autistic and can’t be without them. They provide optimal reduction in sensory stimulation.

    One issue, they usually break in the same place (hinging joints) in around 6 - 9 months... strongly recommend extended warranty! Even with this defect, unable to find a better product.

    Feb 15, 2020 19:51
  • Review by Taptime, 10 out of 10
    The only thing I rock

    As a radio host I will not work with out them. Don’t care about wireless although that’s great I need the cord to plug into the studio system...And the sound of my voice in my headphones gives me a more accurate feel for what they hear in my voice...trust me it’s different

    May 15, 2020 23:13
  • Review by Star1073, 10 out of 10
    Good purchase

    Thdy are amazing but when i try and talk on my livestream chats the microphone quality sucks. But they are far better than the ones that are on the ear, as they dont make my ears soar after im wearing them for hours for my classwork

    Sep 25, 2021 13:10
  • Review by BrandonC, 10 out of 10
    I love these headphones, but...

    I bought these as part of an open box purchase online without even looking at them. I do love the product they're great pair of headphones. They came with all the extras that they're supposed to.

    The only issues I had one there little tight on the head become uncomfortable after a while. The other I drive a Jeep so my ride is kind of bumpy sometimes not that I'm driving listening to headphones as a passenger. But whenever you hit bumps and you have the device doing its proper job you do get some good pumps from the base.

    Have an Android instead of an iPhone so there were some issues in the initial setup and pairing of the device but after awhile it all worked out and works on multiple devices now.

    Jan 17, 2018 17:58
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    5 star!!

    Everything's brand new! My first time to have a beats headphones. One of the best! I can now alternate between my beats studios and beats studio buds! I also bought applecare for 2 years! I hope this will last.

    Sep 11, 2021 00:19
  • 9.4score
    Bose - Headphones 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver everything you expect from Bluetooth headphones – and some things you never imagined possible. It’s no surprise PC Magazine called them “The best active noise cancellation you can buy.” Eleven levels of noise cancellation feature a range of options to choose from. You can totally eliminate distractions or minimize noise cancelling to hear everything around you. Or choose from nine other levels in between. Active noise cancelling technology in Bose Headphones 700 monitors the sounds around you and instantly cancels out unwanted noise to let your music shine through. At the same time, the acoustic space inside the earcups is maximized to give your music depth and detail. With these noise cancelling headphones, it’s not just your music that’s clear, so are your calls. The unrivaled microphone system uses a series of microphones to adapt in real time to noisy and windy environments so voices sound crystal clear on calls. Voice commands are also captured with unprecedented accuracy. The stunning new design of Bose Headphones 700 features a streamlined stainless-steel headband and a lightweight, comfortable fit that’s perfect for all-day listening. With these wireless headphones you get up to 20 hours of battery life and time-based power information per charge. Bose Headphones 700. The wireless headphones everyone is talking about.

    13 Features
  • Instant home office: These wireless Bluetooth headphones turn any space into a workplace — with powerful noise cancelling, astonishing sound, unrivaled voice pickup.
  • Your own private concert: Microphones inside and outside the earcups monitor sounds and cancel them out. While the patented TriPort acoustic headphone structure maximizes acoustic space, giving your music depth and detail.
  • Control what you hear, and what you don’t: Choose from 11 levels of noise cancellation on these Bluetooth headphones. Full noise cancelling eliminates distractions, full transparency lets you be aware of your surroundings. Plus, one click triggers Conversation Mode and pauses your music.
  • Say hello to clearer calls: Bose Headphones 700 feature a microphone system unlike any other. Six mics work to cancel out noise so you can hear the caller better, while four mics combine to improve the clarity of your voice so the caller can hear you better.
  • Plush comfort with a sophisticated design: The earcups are angled at 15 degrees to mirror your head and ears. Ear cushions are made from soft protein leather. And a lightweight, stainless-steel headband wrapped with soft silicone-covered foam provide a perfect comfortable fit for all-day listening.
  • Listen for hours: Get up to 20 hours of wireless battery life and time-based power information. Need power now? A quick, 15-minute charge will give your wireless headphones up to 3.5 hours of battery life
  • Built-in voice control: Want a weather forecast, a little info, or need to add to a shopping list? Just say the Amazon Alexa wake word or press a button to access Google Assistant and ask. Or access your phone’s default voice assistant, like Siri.
  • Speak, swipe, touch. You’re in command: Capacitive touch sensors let you simply swipe up and down to control volume, or front to back to skip tracks you’re listening to. Low-profile buttons control the power and noise cancelling presets. Built-in voice control accesses your music and messages.
  • Browse music without touching your phone.: Spotify Tap playback makes it quick and easy to access Spotify. Simply tap and hold the right earcup to get back to your last listening session. Then tap and hold it again for a new playlist based on your listening history.
  • Quiet for them. Loud and clear for you: With Bose SimpleSync technology, you can pair your wireless headphones with a Bose Soundbar 500 or 700, allowing you to control the volume of the soundbar for a personal TV listening experience.
  • More control from the Bose Music app: The Bose Music app ensures your Bose smart products work together for a more personal experience. You can access selectable EQ, manage your Bluetooth connections, check your battery life, and more.
  • Years of enjoyment: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are carefully engineered to be compatible with future innovations through software updates.
  • LEGAL*: Bose and Bose Music are trademarks of Bose Corporation. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Bose Corporation is under license.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    My favorite headphones!

    I am thoroughly impressed so far.

    Packaging is simplistic and straight to the point with two peel back tabs that let you inside. From there, you will see the NCH 700's case which was smaller than I thought because they don't fold up like the QC35II's. The case fits in my work bag just fine. However, I do have say it's not as small overall as the QC35II's case. The NCH 700 case has a little magnetic flap inside that stores the audio and USB-C cable. No airplane adapter. Thank you Bose for going USB-C with the NCH 700's. What's left is manuals and warranty cards.

    The feel of the NCH 700's is nice. It's a streamlined design that grew on me and looks very modern. Weight is slightly more than the QC35II's. Build quality is significantly superior with more metals being used and most importantly, the comfort is similar. I would maybe give the slight edge to the QC35II in comfort due to the lower weight, but the NCH 700's is still a very comfortable headphone. The headband adjustment is smooth and should accommodate a wide variety of head sizes just fine. Ear-cup openings is similar to the QC35II with the left and right labels inside the ear cups for easy notation on how to put the headphones on.

    Controls are great and I can say the touch controls are very responsive and intuitive. Swipe up for volume increase. Swipe down for volume decrease. Swipe forward for the next track. Swipe backward for the previous track. Double tap to play and pause. Tap once to accept and incoming call. Tap and hold to reject the call. Tap and hold to go to a shortcut predefined in the app. The current shortcut available was to have the voice prompt alert you of the current battery life in which she tells you the estimated time until the battery is dead. There's 3 dedicated buttons on the NCH 700's. The two on the right is responsible for Power on/Bluetooth pairing and voice assistance/mute mic. The one on the left is to cycle between the 3 preset noice cancelling modes defined with the app. The right earpiece houses the USB-C port and the left earpiece houses the audio input port.

    The app provides a lot of functionality control. You can on the fly scroll though the noise cancelling/ambient modes from 0-10. 0 being like having no headphones on at all and 10 being in your own little acoustical chamber. You can launch Bose AR apps and experience augmented reality with he NCH 700's. Pretty cool. You can select the sources that are connected and add a new source or remove an existing source. The NCH 700 can connect to up to 2 devices at once. You can set your voice assistant between Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. You can set how much of your voice is heard during phone calls or voice assistant interaction. If you're familiar with the QC35II's Bose Connect app, it's pretty much similar settings you can control.

    Sound on the NCH 700's is clean, open and balanced. No frequency really stands out so you get an accurate representation of your music. I would say they sound similar to the QC35II but with a tighter bass. The Sony WH1000Xm3 has this false stigma that they sound superior to the QC35II but that's because the Sony's accentuate the bass frequencies which to the untrained ear is more exciting and pleasing. This is not a better sound, it's a different sound that is not accurate to the source material. The Bose sounds more accurate, more like being in the studio. A flat sound will not sound exciting to everyone especially those with untrained ears. Sound is subjective overall so you can't go wrong with what you enjoy listening to. I really enjoy the NCH 700's sound. It's a smooth and clear sound that plays well with all genres. If you want a lot of bass, look elsewhere towards the Sony's.

    Noise cancelling is insanely good on the NCH 700's. Probably the best I've experience, but honestly, the Sony WH1000Xm3 set the bar so high in terms of noise cancellation that the NCH 700 doesn't really wow me. I think they are about as equally good, but the NCH 700 takes the cake because I don't get those distortion artifacts when the ANC pressure within the ear cups is disrupted from sudden vibrations to the headphones that plagues the Sony WH1000XM3. For example this is caused by being on a bus while on a bumpy road or running with your headphones on. The ambient mode is very natural feeling on the NCH 700 and it's great being able to have awareness while listening to audio in situations where you don't want to blocked completely from the world. Wish it had the Sony's right hand palm over the ear cup feature where it seamlessly kicks in ambient sound and lowers the music volume so you can quickly hear someone or something and then once your hand leaves the right ear cup, everything reverts back to normal.

    The mains reason the new NCH 700's are the new ANC headphone kings is the voice mic quality on calls and interacting with your voice assistant. It's amazing how clear your voice is projected onto the other line while using the NCH 700. These are killer for conference calls even if you dare take them in the middle of Times Square, NYC.

    Overall, the NCH 700 is a welcome evolution to the Bose headphone line up and I'm sure these will win the hearts of many. Highly recommended!

    Sep 15, 2019 01:21
  • Review by vrs99, 10 out of 10
    Music for your world

    Bose 700 headphones arrived today; the headset system clearly spoke First Class. Upon opening the product box found a carrying case for the Bose 700’s that is both nicely designed and quite suitable for storing or travelling with the headphones.

    The 700’s are both very comfortable wearing and the tactile sensation to the touch in your hand and upon your head is far removed from any headsets that I have previously reviewed/used. The texture of the ear and head cushions are the definition of comfort. The 700’s rest lightly on your head and are basically not noticeable when you put them on, after a few minutes you barely notice you are wearing the headset.

    To setup the 700’s you download the Bose Music app and follow the instructions. Bose Music app will setup popular streaming music services automatically, cool. One item that caught my eye is your current music selection is displayed on app. The extra attention to detail app programming shines through.

    First experience with noise cancellation tech, in a word, Wow. Turned on some James Taylor mid-range volume, put the headset on and at first did not realize that I could not hear an A/C unit just twenty feet from me. Only when I took the headphones off did hit me that all the sounds in the room had “magically” disappeared. You can program three settings from complete noise cancellation to mid and no cancellation, very nice.

    Music is perfectly clear including the most subtle audio with extraordinary spatial environment, each instrument/vocal comes through stunningly. Fact is the 700’s are the best headphones at music reproduction that I have experienced. From a wide range of genres going back to the 60’s through modern and Rock to Phantom of the Opera it was musical bliss.

    Fun Stuff:

    - Controls are well placed and the Touch Surface Controls for volume and track selection are spot on.

    - Battery life should easily deliver twenty hours of fun

    - Conversation mode

    - Built in Alexa - Simple easy setup – Great Feature

    - Mobile call management

    “Bose Headphones 700 feature an unrivaled four-microphone system that picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you. You’ll hear and be heard like never before — even in noisy environments.” Good stuff.

    Typically, not a big headphone enthusiast, I have now been converted with the Bose 700 headphones. Bose has covered all the bases in their new headset.

    The 700’s speak class, performance and functionality clearly.

    Aug 05, 2019 20:20
  • Review by EricV, 6 out of 10
    Great features and convenience but lacks detail

    Design/build: The design is polarizing with a minimalist and modern look. The earcups are plastic with synthetic leather earpads. Headband is steel with silicone padding and silicone covering the top. Some minor marring/scratches do occur at the adjustment point of the headband and earcups.

    Comfort: The padding on the earcups and headband provide ample cushioning without getting too hot. The clamping force on the headband is stronger. You will also notice the added weight compared to the QC35II.

    ANC: I find that the ANC is really good but I don't find it any better the WH-1000XM3 or the QC35II. I do like that you adjust the ANC level from 0-10 (hear through-max). I also did not observe white noise or cabin pressure. ANC performance did well in windy environments.

    Sound: It sounds the same as the QC35II. The sound is clear but lacks detail, dynamic range is reduced as you increase volume, soundstage lacks depth. There is a delay between the video and sound, but not too noticeable. Headphone use SBC and AAC audio codecs, no Hi-res codecs such as LDAC or APTX HD

    Controls: I do like that they separated the ANC and assistant buttons. Touch controls on right earcup work well however I feel that the touch area is too small and that the headband interferes with its function.

    Mic/calls: Great improvement in the sound quality. One of the best headphones for making calls.

    Connection: No Bluetooth issues when connected with PC and Android phone. Did not observe stutters while playing music or video. You can connect two devices at the same time.

    App: New Bose app for controlling ANC levels, updating firmware or as a controller for your media. Currently you cannot control your EQ with app. You do need a Bose account to utilize.

    Recommendation: Overall the headphones provide great features and convenience. It works well as an ANC headphones and is excellent for making calls. If you are looking for something with better sound, it's not there. At $400, I cannot recommend these when there are other competing headphones that provide the same or better performance at a lower price.

    Jul 06, 2019 16:04
  • Review by Thanh, 10 out of 10
    Buttery soft headband....

    I was torn between these headphones and Sony’s latest but ended up sticking with Bose. These are definitely an improvement on the Quiet Comfort 35 II. The headband is really soft and I like the way the ear cups attach. I miss that they don’t bend inward for smaller storing but that hinge proved a problem for me. The controls will take some getting used to for me but I like how easy it is to change the volume and track. The fact that they have a magnetic closure for the cord compartment of the case is a big plus and improvement.

    I bought these when they were on sale for $300 which was a great deal.

    Nov 20, 2020 13:45
  • Review by mamallg, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Bose - Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

    Included- 20" USB-C to USB-A charging cable, 42' audio only cable, noise cancelling headphones, owner manual, and protective case.

    I have owned a few pairs of Bose headphones, but these are my first noice cancelling headphones. I was so excited for these, knowing what Bose offers.

    Packaging- the box that the headphones came in had a seal on both sides that are supposed to easily tear so the box will open. However, one of the sides didn't work so well and it took a chunk of box out of it. It's not a huge deal, but obviously I would have liked the box to not look janky. Inside, is a nice slim case that zips open and closed with a cloth interior. It holds the headphones and the cables neatly. It's great for storage and travel. That way they won't get damaged or dusty.

    Design- the design is sleek and attractive. I like that they are not gigantic and bulky, which noice cancelling headphones can be. The headband is not wide, only 1" at it's widest point. The size adjusts by sliding the ear cups up and down the headband instead of have another joint to extend or contract. The ear cups don't fold, they turn or pivot flat. It keeps the integrity of the headband better this way. The ear cups and the headband are very comfortable for shorter periods of time. I don't think I'd want to wear any pair all day long.

    I understand nowadays every product has an app to go with it. I also am slightly annoyed that it's required instead of an optional feature. You will have to download the free Bose Music app to proceed. You can customize a name or use a preset option for your headphones. It was easy to pair them to my phones. The app will display your battery life and what song you are playing. The app will not let you customize the sounds on the app. That is something that needs to be added. I expect that from this product and brand. I also wish Bose would consolidate their music apps. I have to have a separate app for their soundbars that I own.

    Controls- Everything is by touch with taps or swipes or a simple touch of a button. It take a little bit of time getting used to but probably will require more If you are left handed since the controls are on the right cup only. I don't use Alexa or Siri too often but I find that Alexa understands me better.

    Sound- I think the sound quality is excellent. I am not disappointed in the 700's at all. I am not a music snob though. I mainly listen to top 40 and it's great for me. The noise cancelling works great too. I love that there are different levels - 0-10. You can also make 3 different favorite settings if you have certain specific needs or situations. Anything to tailor it to your experience is great.

    I'm so glad I have these. I do recommend these if you like Bose, need a wireless noise canceling pair and can afford them.

    Jul 30, 2019 17:00
  • Review by davidmelis, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely!

    My very first pair of noise canceling headphones were a Bose that I purchased 7 years ago. I still own and use that pair of Bose QC 15 headphones. Through the years, I have always considered upgrading but have never had a good enough reason to. Mainly because Bose is so consistently good with their headphones that all the newer models have been very similar in sound, comfort and function as my old faithful pair of QC’s. Well, I now find myself with a set of the new Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 and I once again am impressed of how good previous versions of Bose headphones hold up even today. That said, the 700 do feel, look and sound incrementally better to me. Allow me to geek out over the details a bit...

    - The Bose 700 have better passive noise isolation. The headphones block more ambient noise passively by just the cup and pad materials. The trade-off is that the headphones seem to be just ever so slightly more warm to wear than the previous QC15, 25 and 35 models.

    - The active noise cancelation is slightly better also. Perhaps not better but different. The 700 tend to cancel out a few decibels less of the lowest sounds (airplane cabin noise) but then block more than before of the mid to high frequencies (busy office or coffee shop). Personally, I do not fly much so I prefer the noise canceling prowess of the Bose NC 700.

    - The sound signature remains true to Bose’ custom but is ultimately better. The 700 seem to have higher impedance drivers. This means that it takes more electricity to move the electromagnet that moves the drivers which move air creating sound frequencies. Higher impedance drivers means a stronger bass that is more controlled and tight. The trade off to he high impedance speakers which take more energy to drive is twofold: 1) Listening to the headphones passively through the wire sounds significantly worse. These drivers need more amplification than the average 3.5 mm headphone jack provides. 2) Wireless battery life still remains near 20 hours. Personally, I prefer the slightly better sound over more battery life or better sounding passive mode.

    - The 700 have slightly better imaging. Closed back headphones do not do imaging as well as their open back cousins. The soundstage is still within my head but the instrument separation is better than previous Bose. So great to imagine an actual stage in a performance theatre and to be able to hear exactly where each orchestra member is sitting. It just makes music that much more immersive.

    - The highs are better! I read some reviews that say the sound of the higher frequencies such as symbols is inconsistent depending on how the headphones are seated on your ear and how good of a seal there is. I understand this, but to me the highs sound absolutely fantastic. They are not rolled off. A symbol finishes its ring until the very last vibration. There is also no harshness nor brittleness ever at higher volumes. The highs are very very nicely done for a noise canceling headphone. Now, if you wear glasses and do not have as good of a seal then your experience may vary.

    - The mids such as voices are more present and transparent than previous generation Bose noice canceling headphones. I have listened to many very expensive headphones where the mids get lost in the mix. Not here. Bose managed to have sub-level lows and ear tickling highs while still maintaining the mids. Very great.

    - The Bose QC35 first introduced us to volume specific bass equalization. In other words, Bose increases the volume of the bass at lower levels so that the it could be properly heard when it normally would not be present enough. The Bose 700 does the same! So great to hear the full frequency spectrum even when playing music at very low volumes.

    - Unfortunately, to my ear Bose decreases the bass at higher volumes - like over 80%. I would rather have this than to have distorted bass yet the balance is thus off at these higher volumes. Thankfully I never listen this loud.

    - The sound of my own voice during phone calls sounds more natural than ever. Really, this is hard to do because when wearing headphones our own voice sounds odd to us. Try plugging your ears and while you talking. It voice sounds like it is under water. It takes a lot of equalization in order to take what we hear naturally and pump in some of what the microphones are hearing on the outside and equalize it in a way so that it sounds natural. It is not perfect, but I am still in awe. I have never heard it done this well.

    - The ear cups are taller than previous Bose headphones. This gives more margin of error and a larger sweet-spot when adjusting the headband. Good thing because it is hard to get the headband back to the exact location where it was previously. I miss the “clicks” of the previous models. It made it so easy to count the “clicks” to place the headband exactly where it was proven comfortable.

    - At first I was annoyed by the physical buttons. They seemed too large and too openly placed in that I accidentally pressed them when just taking the headphones on and off. Now, they do not bother me at all. Muscle memory has me avoiding accidental presses. In fact, the buttons (both physical and touch) have grown on me. I appreciate how they disappear into the sleek design.

    - The design to me looks very fantastic. So sleek with the steal headband with very soft silicones and leatherettes. To my eye, my QC 15 look dated and the QC 35 series now look like a tank.

    - One final little detail. I love that the weight balance of the headphones allows the ear cups to automatically lay flat when I hold the headband. Makes it so easy to place the 700’s back into their case (see photo).

    As you can tell, I have been obsessing over these headphones. Most of these details I have shared may go unnoticed by the average consumer. Yet, I can’t help to think that most anyone will appreciate the sum total of the parts. Most will probably acknowledge that the Bose NC 700 just sound good, feel good and work well. Now, to my fellow arm-chair audiophiles - consider that these Bose Noise Canceling 700 headphones are an all-in-one product. Bose has nicely paired their own custom drivers with their own DAC (assuming it is a proprietary DAC in there) and also an amplifier. All the while simultaneously pumping in sound that cancels out the ambient noise. Quite a feat! Of course, you can get better sounding headphones elsewhere but you will also need a great dedicated DAC and then an amplifier. All the while, you probably still will be settling for a headphone that is much less comfortable. And, you might constantly be experiencing hoping to pair the right DAC with the right cans and amplifier. When I look at it this way, the Bose 700 are worth the money and do have a place in my collection.

    Aug 08, 2019 16:46
  • Review by Qazaqstan, 10 out of 10
    Super

    decent sound and decent noise cancellation! I recommend for traveling and listening to music is just super!

    Sep 08, 2021 16:04
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Works great in the start

    Works great in the start but I’ve started getting some problems with this head phones.. where do I contact for help? The Bluetooth kind of does not connect sometimes and the audio suddenly rings on the phone instead of headphones.. I want to replace this product!!

    Dec 10, 2020 16:15
  • 9.2score
    Bose - Headphones 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Luxe Silver
    Description

    Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver everything you expect from Bluetooth headphones – and some things you never imagined possible. It’s no surprise PC Magazine called them “The best active noise cancellation you can buy.” Eleven levels of noise cancellation feature a range of options to choose from. You can totally eliminate distractions or minimize noise cancelling to hear everything around you. Or choose from nine other levels in between. Active noise cancelling technology in Bose Headphones 700 monitors the sounds around you and instantly cancels out unwanted noise to let your music shine through. At the same time, the acoustic space inside the earcups is maximized to give your music depth and detail. With these noise cancelling headphones, it’s not just your music that’s clear, so are your calls. The unrivaled microphone system uses a series of microphones to adapt in real time to noisy and windy environments so voices sound crystal clear on calls. Voice commands are also captured with unprecedented accuracy. The stunning new design of Bose Headphones 700 features a streamlined stainless-steel headband and a lightweight, comfortable fit that’s perfect for all-day listening. With these wireless headphones you get up to 20 hours of battery life and time-based power information per charge. Bose Headphones 700. The wireless headphones everyone is talking about.

    13 Features
  • Instant home office: These wireless Bluetooth headphones turn any space into a workplace — with powerful noise cancelling, astonishing sound, unrivaled voice pickup.
  • Your own private concert: Microphones inside and outside the earcups monitor sounds and cancel them out. While the patented TriPort acoustic headphone structure maximizes acoustic space, giving your music depth and detail.
  • Control what you hear, and what you don’t: Choose from 11 levels of noise cancellation on these Bluetooth headphones. Full noise cancelling eliminates distractions, full transparency lets you be aware of your surroundings. Plus, one click triggers Conversation Mode and pauses your music.
  • Say hello to clearer calls: Bose Headphones 700 feature a microphone system unlike any other. Six mics work to cancel out noise so you can hear the caller better, while four mics combine to improve the clarity of your voice so the caller can hear you better.
  • Plush comfort with a sophisticated design: The earcups are angled at 15 degrees to mirror your head and ears. Ear cushions are made from soft protein leather. And a lightweight, stainless-steel headband wrapped with soft silicone-covered foam provide a perfect comfortable fit for all-day listening.
  • Listen for hours: Get up to 20 hours of wireless battery life and time-based power information. Need power now? A quick, 15-minute charge will give your wireless headphones up to 3.5 hours of battery life
  • Built-in voice control: Want a weather forecast, a little info, or need to add to a shopping list? Just say the Amazon Alexa wake word or press a button to access Google Assistant and ask. Or access your phone’s default voice assistant, like Siri.
  • Speak, swipe, touch. You’re in command: Capacitive touch sensors let you simply swipe up and down to control volume, or front to back to skip tracks you’re listening to. Low-profile buttons control the power and noise cancelling presets. Built-in voice control accesses your music and messages.
  • Browse music without touching your phone.: Spotify Tap playback makes it quick and easy to access Spotify. Simply tap and hold the right earcup to get back to your last listening session. Then tap and hold it again for a new playlist based on your listening history.
  • Quiet for them. Loud and clear for you: With Bose SimpleSync technology, you can pair your wireless headphones with a Bose Soundbar 500 or 700, allowing you to control the volume of the soundbar for a personal TV listening experience.
  • More control from the Bose Music app: The Bose Music app ensures your Bose smart products work together for a more personal experience. You can access selectable EQ, manage your Bluetooth connections, check your battery life, and more.
  • Years of enjoyment: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are carefully engineered to be compatible with future innovations through software updates.
  • LEGAL*: Bose and Bose Music are trademarks of Bose Corporation. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Bose Corporation is under license.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    My favorite headphones!

    I am thoroughly impressed so far.

    Packaging is simplistic and straight to the point with two peel back tabs that let you inside. From there, you will see the NCH 700's case which was smaller than I thought because they don't fold up like the QC35II's. The case fits in my work bag just fine. However, I do have say it's not as small overall as the QC35II's case. The NCH 700 case has a little magnetic flap inside that stores the audio and USB-C cable. No airplane adapter. Thank you Bose for going USB-C with the NCH 700's. What's left is manuals and warranty cards.

    The feel of the NCH 700's is nice. It's a streamlined design that grew on me and looks very modern. Weight is slightly more than the QC35II's. Build quality is significantly superior with more metals being used and most importantly, the comfort is similar. I would maybe give the slight edge to the QC35II in comfort due to the lower weight, but the NCH 700's is still a very comfortable headphone. The headband adjustment is smooth and should accommodate a wide variety of head sizes just fine. Ear-cup openings is similar to the QC35II with the left and right labels inside the ear cups for easy notation on how to put the headphones on.

    Controls are great and I can say the touch controls are very responsive and intuitive. Swipe up for volume increase. Swipe down for volume decrease. Swipe forward for the next track. Swipe backward for the previous track. Double tap to play and pause. Tap once to accept and incoming call. Tap and hold to reject the call. Tap and hold to go to a shortcut predefined in the app. The current shortcut available was to have the voice prompt alert you of the current battery life in which she tells you the estimated time until the battery is dead. There's 3 dedicated buttons on the NCH 700's. The two on the right is responsible for Power on/Bluetooth pairing and voice assistance/mute mic. The one on the left is to cycle between the 3 preset noice cancelling modes defined with the app. The right earpiece houses the USB-C port and the left earpiece houses the audio input port.

    The app provides a lot of functionality control. You can on the fly scroll though the noise cancelling/ambient modes from 0-10. 0 being like having no headphones on at all and 10 being in your own little acoustical chamber. You can launch Bose AR apps and experience augmented reality with he NCH 700's. Pretty cool. You can select the sources that are connected and add a new source or remove an existing source. The NCH 700 can connect to up to 2 devices at once. You can set your voice assistant between Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. You can set how much of your voice is heard during phone calls or voice assistant interaction. If you're familiar with the QC35II's Bose Connect app, it's pretty much similar settings you can control.

    Sound on the NCH 700's is clean, open and balanced. No frequency really stands out so you get an accurate representation of your music. I would say they sound similar to the QC35II but with a tighter bass. The Sony WH1000Xm3 has this false stigma that they sound superior to the QC35II but that's because the Sony's accentuate the bass frequencies which to the untrained ear is more exciting and pleasing. This is not a better sound, it's a different sound that is not accurate to the source material. The Bose sounds more accurate, more like being in the studio. A flat sound will not sound exciting to everyone especially those with untrained ears. Sound is subjective overall so you can't go wrong with what you enjoy listening to. I really enjoy the NCH 700's sound. It's a smooth and clear sound that plays well with all genres. If you want a lot of bass, look elsewhere towards the Sony's.

    Noise cancelling is insanely good on the NCH 700's. Probably the best I've experience, but honestly, the Sony WH1000Xm3 set the bar so high in terms of noise cancellation that the NCH 700 doesn't really wow me. I think they are about as equally good, but the NCH 700 takes the cake because I don't get those distortion artifacts when the ANC pressure within the ear cups is disrupted from sudden vibrations to the headphones that plagues the Sony WH1000XM3. For example this is caused by being on a bus while on a bumpy road or running with your headphones on. The ambient mode is very natural feeling on the NCH 700 and it's great being able to have awareness while listening to audio in situations where you don't want to blocked completely from the world. Wish it had the Sony's right hand palm over the ear cup feature where it seamlessly kicks in ambient sound and lowers the music volume so you can quickly hear someone or something and then once your hand leaves the right ear cup, everything reverts back to normal.

    The mains reason the new NCH 700's are the new ANC headphone kings is the voice mic quality on calls and interacting with your voice assistant. It's amazing how clear your voice is projected onto the other line while using the NCH 700. These are killer for conference calls even if you dare take them in the middle of Times Square, NYC.

    Overall, the NCH 700 is a welcome evolution to the Bose headphone line up and I'm sure these will win the hearts of many. Highly recommended!

    Sep 15, 2019 01:21
  • Review by vrs99, 10 out of 10
    Music for your world

    Bose 700 headphones arrived today; the headset system clearly spoke First Class. Upon opening the product box found a carrying case for the Bose 700’s that is both nicely designed and quite suitable for storing or travelling with the headphones.

    The 700’s are both very comfortable wearing and the tactile sensation to the touch in your hand and upon your head is far removed from any headsets that I have previously reviewed/used. The texture of the ear and head cushions are the definition of comfort. The 700’s rest lightly on your head and are basically not noticeable when you put them on, after a few minutes you barely notice you are wearing the headset.

    To setup the 700’s you download the Bose Music app and follow the instructions. Bose Music app will setup popular streaming music services automatically, cool. One item that caught my eye is your current music selection is displayed on app. The extra attention to detail app programming shines through.

    First experience with noise cancellation tech, in a word, Wow. Turned on some James Taylor mid-range volume, put the headset on and at first did not realize that I could not hear an A/C unit just twenty feet from me. Only when I took the headphones off did hit me that all the sounds in the room had “magically” disappeared. You can program three settings from complete noise cancellation to mid and no cancellation, very nice.

    Music is perfectly clear including the most subtle audio with extraordinary spatial environment, each instrument/vocal comes through stunningly. Fact is the 700’s are the best headphones at music reproduction that I have experienced. From a wide range of genres going back to the 60’s through modern and Rock to Phantom of the Opera it was musical bliss.

    Fun Stuff:

    - Controls are well placed and the Touch Surface Controls for volume and track selection are spot on.

    - Battery life should easily deliver twenty hours of fun

    - Conversation mode

    - Built in Alexa - Simple easy setup – Great Feature

    - Mobile call management

    “Bose Headphones 700 feature an unrivaled four-microphone system that picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you. You’ll hear and be heard like never before — even in noisy environments.” Good stuff.

    Typically, not a big headphone enthusiast, I have now been converted with the Bose 700 headphones. Bose has covered all the bases in their new headset.

    The 700’s speak class, performance and functionality clearly.

    Aug 05, 2019 20:20
  • Review by EricV, 6 out of 10
    Great features and convenience but lacks detail

    Design/build: The design is polarizing with a minimalist and modern look. The earcups are plastic with synthetic leather earpads. Headband is steel with silicone padding and silicone covering the top. Some minor marring/scratches do occur at the adjustment point of the headband and earcups.

    Comfort: The padding on the earcups and headband provide ample cushioning without getting too hot. The clamping force on the headband is stronger. You will also notice the added weight compared to the QC35II.

    ANC: I find that the ANC is really good but I don't find it any better the WH-1000XM3 or the QC35II. I do like that you adjust the ANC level from 0-10 (hear through-max). I also did not observe white noise or cabin pressure. ANC performance did well in windy environments.

    Sound: It sounds the same as the QC35II. The sound is clear but lacks detail, dynamic range is reduced as you increase volume, soundstage lacks depth. There is a delay between the video and sound, but not too noticeable. Headphone use SBC and AAC audio codecs, no Hi-res codecs such as LDAC or APTX HD

    Controls: I do like that they separated the ANC and assistant buttons. Touch controls on right earcup work well however I feel that the touch area is too small and that the headband interferes with its function.

    Mic/calls: Great improvement in the sound quality. One of the best headphones for making calls.

    Connection: No Bluetooth issues when connected with PC and Android phone. Did not observe stutters while playing music or video. You can connect two devices at the same time.

    App: New Bose app for controlling ANC levels, updating firmware or as a controller for your media. Currently you cannot control your EQ with app. You do need a Bose account to utilize.

    Recommendation: Overall the headphones provide great features and convenience. It works well as an ANC headphones and is excellent for making calls. If you are looking for something with better sound, it's not there. At $400, I cannot recommend these when there are other competing headphones that provide the same or better performance at a lower price.

    Jul 06, 2019 16:04
  • Review by Thanh, 10 out of 10
    Buttery soft headband....

    I was torn between these headphones and Sony’s latest but ended up sticking with Bose. These are definitely an improvement on the Quiet Comfort 35 II. The headband is really soft and I like the way the ear cups attach. I miss that they don’t bend inward for smaller storing but that hinge proved a problem for me. The controls will take some getting used to for me but I like how easy it is to change the volume and track. The fact that they have a magnetic closure for the cord compartment of the case is a big plus and improvement.

    I bought these when they were on sale for $300 which was a great deal.

    Nov 20, 2020 13:45
  • Review by mamallg, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Bose - Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

    Included- 20" USB-C to USB-A charging cable, 42' audio only cable, noise cancelling headphones, owner manual, and protective case.

    I have owned a few pairs of Bose headphones, but these are my first noice cancelling headphones. I was so excited for these, knowing what Bose offers.

    Packaging- the box that the headphones came in had a seal on both sides that are supposed to easily tear so the box will open. However, one of the sides didn't work so well and it took a chunk of box out of it. It's not a huge deal, but obviously I would have liked the box to not look janky. Inside, is a nice slim case that zips open and closed with a cloth interior. It holds the headphones and the cables neatly. It's great for storage and travel. That way they won't get damaged or dusty.

    Design- the design is sleek and attractive. I like that they are not gigantic and bulky, which noice cancelling headphones can be. The headband is not wide, only 1" at it's widest point. The size adjusts by sliding the ear cups up and down the headband instead of have another joint to extend or contract. The ear cups don't fold, they turn or pivot flat. It keeps the integrity of the headband better this way. The ear cups and the headband are very comfortable for shorter periods of time. I don't think I'd want to wear any pair all day long.

    I understand nowadays every product has an app to go with it. I also am slightly annoyed that it's required instead of an optional feature. You will have to download the free Bose Music app to proceed. You can customize a name or use a preset option for your headphones. It was easy to pair them to my phones. The app will display your battery life and what song you are playing. The app will not let you customize the sounds on the app. That is something that needs to be added. I expect that from this product and brand. I also wish Bose would consolidate their music apps. I have to have a separate app for their soundbars that I own.

    Controls- Everything is by touch with taps or swipes or a simple touch of a button. It take a little bit of time getting used to but probably will require more If you are left handed since the controls are on the right cup only. I don't use Alexa or Siri too often but I find that Alexa understands me better.

    Sound- I think the sound quality is excellent. I am not disappointed in the 700's at all. I am not a music snob though. I mainly listen to top 40 and it's great for me. The noise cancelling works great too. I love that there are different levels - 0-10. You can also make 3 different favorite settings if you have certain specific needs or situations. Anything to tailor it to your experience is great.

    I'm so glad I have these. I do recommend these if you like Bose, need a wireless noise canceling pair and can afford them.

    Jul 30, 2019 17:00
  • Review by davidmelis, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely!

    My very first pair of noise canceling headphones were a Bose that I purchased 7 years ago. I still own and use that pair of Bose QC 15 headphones. Through the years, I have always considered upgrading but have never had a good enough reason to. Mainly because Bose is so consistently good with their headphones that all the newer models have been very similar in sound, comfort and function as my old faithful pair of QC’s. Well, I now find myself with a set of the new Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 and I once again am impressed of how good previous versions of Bose headphones hold up even today. That said, the 700 do feel, look and sound incrementally better to me. Allow me to geek out over the details a bit...

    - The Bose 700 have better passive noise isolation. The headphones block more ambient noise passively by just the cup and pad materials. The trade-off is that the headphones seem to be just ever so slightly more warm to wear than the previous QC15, 25 and 35 models.

    - The active noise cancelation is slightly better also. Perhaps not better but different. The 700 tend to cancel out a few decibels less of the lowest sounds (airplane cabin noise) but then block more than before of the mid to high frequencies (busy office or coffee shop). Personally, I do not fly much so I prefer the noise canceling prowess of the Bose NC 700.

    - The sound signature remains true to Bose’ custom but is ultimately better. The 700 seem to have higher impedance drivers. This means that it takes more electricity to move the electromagnet that moves the drivers which move air creating sound frequencies. Higher impedance drivers means a stronger bass that is more controlled and tight. The trade off to he high impedance speakers which take more energy to drive is twofold: 1) Listening to the headphones passively through the wire sounds significantly worse. These drivers need more amplification than the average 3.5 mm headphone jack provides. 2) Wireless battery life still remains near 20 hours. Personally, I prefer the slightly better sound over more battery life or better sounding passive mode.

    - The 700 have slightly better imaging. Closed back headphones do not do imaging as well as their open back cousins. The soundstage is still within my head but the instrument separation is better than previous Bose. So great to imagine an actual stage in a performance theatre and to be able to hear exactly where each orchestra member is sitting. It just makes music that much more immersive.

    - The highs are better! I read some reviews that say the sound of the higher frequencies such as symbols is inconsistent depending on how the headphones are seated on your ear and how good of a seal there is. I understand this, but to me the highs sound absolutely fantastic. They are not rolled off. A symbol finishes its ring until the very last vibration. There is also no harshness nor brittleness ever at higher volumes. The highs are very very nicely done for a noise canceling headphone. Now, if you wear glasses and do not have as good of a seal then your experience may vary.

    - The mids such as voices are more present and transparent than previous generation Bose noice canceling headphones. I have listened to many very expensive headphones where the mids get lost in the mix. Not here. Bose managed to have sub-level lows and ear tickling highs while still maintaining the mids. Very great.

    - The Bose QC35 first introduced us to volume specific bass equalization. In other words, Bose increases the volume of the bass at lower levels so that the it could be properly heard when it normally would not be present enough. The Bose 700 does the same! So great to hear the full frequency spectrum even when playing music at very low volumes.

    - Unfortunately, to my ear Bose decreases the bass at higher volumes - like over 80%. I would rather have this than to have distorted bass yet the balance is thus off at these higher volumes. Thankfully I never listen this loud.

    - The sound of my own voice during phone calls sounds more natural than ever. Really, this is hard to do because when wearing headphones our own voice sounds odd to us. Try plugging your ears and while you talking. It voice sounds like it is under water. It takes a lot of equalization in order to take what we hear naturally and pump in some of what the microphones are hearing on the outside and equalize it in a way so that it sounds natural. It is not perfect, but I am still in awe. I have never heard it done this well.

    - The ear cups are taller than previous Bose headphones. This gives more margin of error and a larger sweet-spot when adjusting the headband. Good thing because it is hard to get the headband back to the exact location where it was previously. I miss the “clicks” of the previous models. It made it so easy to count the “clicks” to place the headband exactly where it was proven comfortable.

    - At first I was annoyed by the physical buttons. They seemed too large and too openly placed in that I accidentally pressed them when just taking the headphones on and off. Now, they do not bother me at all. Muscle memory has me avoiding accidental presses. In fact, the buttons (both physical and touch) have grown on me. I appreciate how they disappear into the sleek design.

    - The design to me looks very fantastic. So sleek with the steal headband with very soft silicones and leatherettes. To my eye, my QC 15 look dated and the QC 35 series now look like a tank.

    - One final little detail. I love that the weight balance of the headphones allows the ear cups to automatically lay flat when I hold the headband. Makes it so easy to place the 700’s back into their case (see photo).

    As you can tell, I have been obsessing over these headphones. Most of these details I have shared may go unnoticed by the average consumer. Yet, I can’t help to think that most anyone will appreciate the sum total of the parts. Most will probably acknowledge that the Bose NC 700 just sound good, feel good and work well. Now, to my fellow arm-chair audiophiles - consider that these Bose Noise Canceling 700 headphones are an all-in-one product. Bose has nicely paired their own custom drivers with their own DAC (assuming it is a proprietary DAC in there) and also an amplifier. All the while simultaneously pumping in sound that cancels out the ambient noise. Quite a feat! Of course, you can get better sounding headphones elsewhere but you will also need a great dedicated DAC and then an amplifier. All the while, you probably still will be settling for a headphone that is much less comfortable. And, you might constantly be experiencing hoping to pair the right DAC with the right cans and amplifier. When I look at it this way, the Bose 700 are worth the money and do have a place in my collection.

    Aug 08, 2019 16:46
  • Review by Qazaqstan, 10 out of 10
    Super

    decent sound and decent noise cancellation! I recommend for traveling and listening to music is just super!

    Sep 08, 2021 16:04
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Works great in the start

    Works great in the start but I’ve started getting some problems with this head phones.. where do I contact for help? The Bluetooth kind of does not connect sometimes and the audio suddenly rings on the phone instead of headphones.. I want to replace this product!!

    Dec 10, 2020 16:15
  • 9.2score
    Sennheiser - RS 175 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Boost your home entertainment system with these Sennheiser RS 175 wireless headphones. Multiple surround-sound modes and bass boost provide options for customizing your experience, and the in-line controls make it easy to adjust the sound from anywhere. The transmitter with these Sennheiser RS 175 headphones supports up to two headsets at once and acts as a charging dock when not in use.

    5 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 18 hours of use on a charge.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • 17Hz - 22kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • Dynamic transducer design: For reference-grade audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
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  • Review by stbritt, 10 out of 10
    Sennheiser Wireless Headphones Saved My Marriage

    The last pair of Sennheiser wireless headphones performed flawlessly for over 10 years -- until the headphones and over-the-head padding had been stepped on, broken irreparably, the repaired well over 10 tens, before leading to our decision to hunt for new ones. This new pair allows for far better fidelity - and the controls are positioned so that turning your head on a pillow doesn't result in catastrophic volume changes! Seriously, my wife just loves them - and so do I. As a 'night person' Marsha follows me into bed by about three hours on a typical night - then lies in bed watching Law & Order for another two hours. I used to wake up occasionally hearing 'dum-dada-dum-dum-dum' sneaking out of the old phones. These have much better cushioning and I haven't been woken once since we starting using the RS175 model. Looks like we might make another 34 years together the way these things are working!

    Dec 14, 2018 16:26
  • Review by Steven, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    These work just great! I’ve lost quite a bit of my hearing and makes it difficult to understand what there saying in movies, even with the sound turned way up. With this headset I now hear every word very clearly. Night and day difference now watching tv. Love these headphones!

    Jan 17, 2018 18:32
  • Review by iLSeperatio, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for surround sound in apartments.

    An AMAZING set of surround sound headphones. I’ve experience high end surround sounds, sound bar ss, and headphone ss, and these are the best I’ve experienced. I use them to watch movies in the evening and not disturb my downstairs neighbors and now I prefer them over regular ss! Totally worth it if you want immersion or to not disturb someone. The cushions are soft and breathable, my ears never sweat in them. The headband is comfortable and doesn’t squeeze your head. Overall very worth the price!

    May 22, 2021 17:12
  • Review by Tick573, 10 out of 10
    Sennheiser - RS 175 Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphon

    These are by far the best earphones I have purchased. I like to turn up the volume for the audio effects of action movies, but am constantly being scolded. Now with these headphones I am able to watch movies or tv with clear crisp sound while not disturbing anyone else in the household.

    Jan 05, 2019 19:48
  • Review by Gbfour, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    After reading other reviews about how good these were for people hard of hearing,I had to buy them to see if it really made that big of a difference. I wound say this is my best electronic purchase ever. Before I had to blast my surround sound to here what they were saying and I was still asking my wife what did he say. My wife was always saying turn it down. Now we’re both happy. The tv can stay at a low volume and with the Sennheiser headphones I can make out every word and hear background sounds I never heard before! I just wish I had purchased these a long time ago.

    Jan 20, 2018 18:59
  • Review by CaliforniaUnderwater, 10 out of 10
    listen 3 floors down outside

    It is a very good headphone. It is easily adjusted for volume, surround and bass on the right cup. It is a bit slippery on my fine hair so I wear a nit cap. Also the over ear cups hurt my pierced ear so I have to extend the cup arms down a bit. It takes up to 16 hours to charge fully for the first time. It helps to keep my neighbor in the apartment below from calling the manager too much.

    Sep 23, 2018 01:38
  • Review by WoodBHermit, 10 out of 10
    An ear-opening experience for one and all

    NOTE: This review was originally posted on another well-known shopping site on the web shortly after my purchase in 2015.

    I originally started shopping for wireless headphones to find something better than the so-called TV ears that a member of my immediate family who suffers from hearing loss had been using with some success. This inevitably brought me to the fine line of quality wireless headphones available from the German company Sennheiser and I had first thought about purchasing a just recently discontinued RS 170 or RS 180 model without an optical connection – analog only (As of 05/30/2015, the RS 180 was still only $199.99 at Crutchfield online with free shipping and 60-day returns). But then why spend about $200.00 on technology that is essentially 12 to 14 years old when the absolutely latest thing from Sennheiser (models RS 165, RS 175, RS 185 and RS 195) is available for just a little bit more?

    Out of this latest line of Sennheiser wireless headphones with a two-year warranty it is this model – the closed-back RS 175 – that I eventually ended up purchasing from Crutchfield online. Pricing was exactly the same as it is here on Best Buy (about $280.00). However, by using my Discover card (5% rebate and 90-day price match guarantee – lowest price seen 2 weeks later was $233.97) I was able to ultimately get my pair of brand new headphones for only $219.97 with free shipping, no sales tax and 60-day returns.

    I agree with CNET.com and their excellent review of the Sennheiser RS 175 that it is this specific model that gives you the most bang for your buck; it is the most cost-effective model in this product line. There is a big difference in moving from the RS 165 to the RS 175 in that the transmission distance of the RS 165 is only rated at about 90 feet while the RS 175 and other models are still functional at a distance of about 300 feet. The RS 175 also adds a low/high surround sound capability which the RS 165 (bass boost feature only) does not have.

    The differences in moving to a pricier model beyond the RS 175 are not that significant, in my opinion. Whether the open-back (not as sound isolating) RS 185 with the addition of manual/automatic level control features (MLC/ALC) and a balance control located on the headset is worth an additional $90.00 premium (best current price of about $370.00) above the RS 175 is something that only you can decide.

    At a cost of about $170.00 more than the RS 175, the top-of-the-line RS 195 closed-back model includes all of the aforementioned features of the RS 185 and adds 7 presets to tailor sound to individual hearing requirements as well as separate “speech” and “music” modes.

    Initial setup of these RS 175 headphones was extremely simple. The most time-consuming step was waiting for the batteries located in the two headphone ear-cups to complete their initial charging process which takes about 18 hours; subsequent full recharging of the headphones should only take about 8 hours. The operating time with fully charged headphones is claimed to be up to 18 hours until recharging is required. Both analog and optical/digital connection options are available. You can choose to use both connections (say for a TV and a stereo system) and then toggle between the two at your leisure using the sliding switch provided for this purpose on the back of the headphone transmitter.

    So far I have only opted to connect my television via the included 1.5 m long optical cable (don’t forget to remove both clear protective plastic end caps before using) and the optical input on the headphone transmitter which ensures optimum performance. If the cable is too short for your needs, you can always subsequently purchase a 3 m long cable like I did for about $10.00 (Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable - 9.8 Feet [3 Meters] ). Note that the appropriate output on the back of your TV or other device may not be labelled as an optical output: Mine is actually called the digital audio output, but it is definitely what is needed to make the proper connection. The unique shape of the optical connector (it really can only fit in one place) will help you figure out just where it needs to go, assuming that you have an appropriate output available and don’t need to make an analog connection. If you do make an optical/digital audio connection to your TV, be sure to go into the appropriate settings menu before first using the headphones to set the optical/digital audio output mode to PCM (pulse-code modulation). Don’t leave it on automatic or some other setting. This is specifically required in the 15-language Sennheiser instruction manual on CD that comes with the headphones!

    As far as the user experience itself is concerned, these comfortable headphones with the easily adjustable headband are just what I was looking for. The member of my family who is hard of hearing has noticed a day and night difference in his ability to not only hear, but more importantly distinguish and understand speech when using these wonderfully isolating closed-back headphones. There is virtually no sound leakage in or out. He remains happily occupied in his own little world watching TV while now being able to understand essentially everything. This was not the case with the previously mentioned TV ears that cost less than $100.00 when purchased. Other people in the same room can simultaneously watch the TV in the usual manner – without headphones. Everybody’s happy.

    The quality of the sound that emanates from these headphones when using an optical connection is truly amazing! There is absolutely no hissing or other distracting sound – only that which needs to be heard and nothing more. The bass boost setting is quite useful for music and can be activated on-the fly when needed by using the touch controls located on the outside of the right ear-cup (bass boost, surround sound, volume +/-) near where the on/off button for the headphones is found. The surround sound setting (off, low and high available) does create a more immersive sound experience when activated; I personally prefer the low setting and usually have the headphones set in this manner when I use them. Additional bass boost and surround sound controls, each with a separate indicator light that glows green when activated, are also found on the front of the headphone transmitter upon which the headphones are placed when not in use and for recharging. The transmission distance with these headphones is excellent: I am able to walk anywhere throughout my 1600 square foot ranch home without any signal loss whatsoever; the same holds true when I am in either my front or back yards.

    I have the headphone transmitter base located near my Roku 4 in the living room and there is absolutely no interference when streaming and simultaneously using the Sennheiser headphones. However, I should note that I have my Roku 4 set to stream at 5.0 GHz on my dual-band AC router. There may or may not be a problem if your WiFi network with connected devices located near the Sennheiser transmitter is set to function in the 2.4 to 2.8 GHz range which is used by the headphones. You’ll just have to try it and see what happens. If necessary, appropriate device relocation - a greater distance of separation - should resolve any difficulties.

    Overall my hearing-impaired family member and I have been exceedingly pleased with our listening experience when using these Sennheiser RS 175, closed-back, wireless headphones of impressive quality. If you too would like to experience a most enjoyable, crystal-clear earful when partaking of diverse auditory pleasures during your leisure time, I can recommend them most highly and without any reservations whatsoever.

    Oct 16, 2018 16:00
  • Review by CrystalChronos, 10 out of 10
    Excellent headphones

    Excellent headphones. Best sounding headphones of this type I've ever had. These are incredibly comfortable to wear for long stretches. Despite the description, they are not actually 'surround sound's, this feature just adds some bad reverb to the audio. But the audio quality is enough to offset this and they have a really long battery life as well.

    Oct 21, 2021 07:14
  • 9.0score
    Insignia™ - RF Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Listen to your TV or music wirelessly without disturbing others.

    5 Features
  • Analog and digital audio inputs: Compatible with any audio components (TVs, CD/DVD players, MP3 players, mobile devices).
  • 2.4GHz digital wireless signal: Transmits high-quality audio from up to 33'.
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with convenient docking station: Offers up to 10 hours of use and allows easy charging and storage.
  • Over-the-ear headphones with adjustable headband: Provide comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • Lightweight design: Allows you to wear for a long duration as you watch TV.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by dishsnthings, 10 out of 10
    Awesome!!!

    I'll be buried wearing these head phones! I have a newer TV, but non bluetooth. My choice was HDMI or optical. Or buy a blue tooth adapter for the TV. Almost no headsets have either. Optical kicks in the minute I pick them up. I play Skyrim Elder Scrolls, my all time favorite game. The sound is to die for. I can still hear outside the phones enough to answer someone talking at me. Honestly, if I can be this happy, why on earth spend $$ on Beats or Bose or such. How much better can better be?

    Dec 11, 2020 19:12
  • Review by Arkieblogger, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    These headphones are great. My husband wears them to watch TV when I want to read.

    May 24, 2019 18:10
  • Review by RBrylawski, 8 out of 10
    Buy These - Skip Divorce Court

    I have to say I'm really glad I got these Insignia NS-HAWHP2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones. First, if you're married/coupled and have a significant other who either likes things too quiet, or better yet, won't let you watch TV in bed, then something like this will save the cost of a divorce lawyer. For years now, I've wanted to be able to watch the news in bed or SNL on a Saturday night, but simply haven't been allowed to. Now I can and these sound great for their intended purpose. They really are primarily designed for use with a TV. My Smart TV is actually Bluetooth headset capable, but won't work with any Bluetooth headphone I've tried and I've tried multiple sets.

    Initially, I had a rough start with these. They can be set up either via digital or analog inputs. While they come with a 3.5mm headphone jack to RCA plug, you can set them up via Optical Digital cable. Knowing that the digital way would provide better sound, I bought an optical digital cable and the directions suggest you have to configure the output to PCM, which I did, but they simply wouldn't work no matter what I tried. On the base/charging station, you can switch between digital or analog, but that didn't do anything either. So the simplest way to connect them is via the headphone jack on your TV to RCA cable to the docking station and it worked right away.

    The little user guide provided with these headphones suggests multiple ways to connect them, but it leaves much to be desired as it really doesn't provide enough detail. I was determined to watch SNL in bed, so I'm glad I was able to get them working.

    The headphones come with a built in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a convenient to use docking station (see attached photo), which provides, according to Insignia, 10 hours of continuous use, though I've not tested the actual use time. The headphones themselves are very lightweight and are very comfortable on my head. I don't have a large head, but with as much adjustment as they offer, if you do have a large head, I'm sure they will fit just fine. Also the range is quite far. I was able to maintain a clear connection, more than the stated 33 feet distance from the charging stand.

    These are not going to be your go to Bluetooth headphones for most of your listening needs. They are however, a great go to option if you need to be able to watch TV, without disturbing others. For me, they have provided a flexibility that was sorely lacking and for that I'm very happy with them.

    Nov 27, 2018 14:37
  • Review by rkellychgo, 10 out of 10
    Works well

    One caveat is that if you’re watching a DVD, sound may fade in and out briefly, which could get annoying. Other than that, works as described.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:49
  • Review by Dawntastic1, 6 out of 10
    Good but not great

    Okay so the reason I wanted these headphones was originally for my daughter to use with the iPad.

    It clearly states under the description:

    "Compatible with any audio components (TVs, CD/DVD players, MP3 players, mobile devices)."

    I took that as tablets also... Only problem is that unless your planning on leaving your phone, tablet, mp3 or whatever on a table hooked up to the base you are SOL. So in my case that wasn't going to work, we're not going to connect wires to the iPad to then have "wireless" headphones. I decided to give these to my parents to try out. My father is pretty hard of hearing and always blasting my mother out from the other room with his tv volume. Problem solved. The headphones were easy to hookup. He seems to be using them without any issues. Not sure about how long the battery life actually is since he "doesn't want to take the chance" and puts them right back on the base unit when he's done using them. The sound wasn't the best IMO, but to my 70yr old father it was great. No more loud tv disrupting grandma, everyone's happy. I would say these are nice for the older generation. But for us Gen Xers and especially millennials, these headphones just wont hit the mark.

    Dec 08, 2018 13:57
  • Review by J0A0A7, 10 out of 10
    A must for late night watching

    Set up was quick and easy. Less than 5mins I had the headphones working with my Tv via the RCA Jacks. You can also use an optical cable but just make sure the output is set to pcm and not dolby digital or else they won't work. As for the rca jack settings I have them set to fixed so I can control the volume from the headhones instead. Sound quality is good and have a decent amount of bass and they also get loud too. I did not experience any audio drops so the range is pretty good. The headphones themselves are comfortable enough to wear for a couple of hours. Build quality is good and they don't feel cheap with care you should get a couple of years from them. They are rated for 10hrs of usuage and charging is very simple just put the headphones back on the base unit. Overall they are a pretty good barebones wireless headphones that get the job done. Comes handy at night when our little one is asleep for school.

    Nov 27, 2018 18:31
  • Review by headphones, 2 out of 10
    headphones

    I purchased an Insignia NS-HAwHP2 headphone set in July 2020.

    With moderate use connected to the TV by me exclusively the cheap plastic over the top snapped at the terminal block. Obviously the material requires a certain amount of bed but with no abusive use it snapped.

    The photo attached shows my attempt to tape it back together but with no luck. Since I don't have the receipt and Best Buy probably won't replace it without one all I can do is report it to you.

    Nov 16, 2020 10:39
  • Review by Homeowner1, 10 out of 10
    Great quality and sound

    I love my headset...these are the best. They are so much that I purchased another set for my bedroom for when my husban or I am sleeping. We have 6 tvs and we just purchased another one for my she room. We have family that come to visit but sometimes its not for both of us so we just put the headset on an turn down tv volume and continue watching the movie. It such a convenient item because some movies cannot be paused so this helps from being interrupted with unnecessary noises like, trains, grandkids everywhere, husband music room, other tvs. I love it.

    Apr 28, 2020 09:33
  • 8.8score
    Sony - WHRF400 RF Wireless Headphones - Black
    Description

    Enjoy high-quality audio with these adjustable Sony wireless headphones. The large drivers provide a range of 150 feet for comfortable listening, and the 20-hour battery life lets you catch up on a full season of shows in a day. Hear conversations clearly with the build-in Voice Mode of these Sony wireless headphones.

    7 Features
  • Home Theater headphones: Designed to use with your Home Theater to hear your favorite shows and movies with crystal clear audio.
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 20 hours of use on a charge.
  • Set-and-forget simple setup: Simply connect the transmitter dock to your TV with the supplied cable.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Vocal clarity with Voice Mode: Enjoy clearer dialogue for shows and movies with a touch of the Voice Mode button.
  • Charging stand Included: When the battery gets low, place them back on the receiver on the cradle to charge.
  • Wireless Audio Transmitter: RF wireless transmitter range: up to 150 feet. Features a 3.5mm stereo minijack input for connecting to your TV
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  • Review by Justme, 8 out of 10
    Optical audio converter needed

    At first start these headphones need to be equipped with optical audio converter for them to work properly with Today's type TV'S. Once you add this they work PERFECT.

    Aug 14, 2020 18:14
  • Review by Hillybean, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    I love these head phones. I wish I knew about these head phones sooner.

    Jul 28, 2021 08:31
  • Review by Ricard, 10 out of 10
    Headphones

    Excellent product. Very happy I will definitely recommend this product.

    Jan 15, 2021 18:22
  • Review by SavvyShopper, 10 out of 10
    Best Gift Ever

    What more can I say...my husband is the happiest man on earth. He no longer needs to turn the volume down when his shows cuss!!

    Feb 19, 2021 18:35
  • Review by tina, 10 out of 10
    Great headphone for TV !

    Like it ! Using this headphone to listen youtube movie on tv at night. Good sound, easy to set up.

    Apr 04, 2019 13:29
  • Review by SMitch, 2 out of 10
    SALES REP SAID TO PURCHASE

    Can’t give an accurate review. Purchased a 75” Samsung OLED TV and the guy said these $100 headphones would work. So far, they are NOT working!!

    Dec 28, 2019 08:56
  • Review by shasha, 8 out of 10
    perfect for my hard of hearing 96 y.o. dad!

    these are great! love that the wearer can adjust volume for HIM only and other viewers don't get blasted out ... hehehehehe! my only confusion is that when done use and headphones are placed on charger the light turns red to indicate charging. when charging is complete sometimes the light turns white and sometimes there is no light ... is there a problem with the pair I purchased? would appreciate a response to my email!

    Oct 04, 2019 17:57
  • Review by Handywoman, 8 out of 10
    Nice... but

    They work great, but they are too big for me from the top of myhead to my ears. The top of the earpad sits literally on the top of my ear, and it gets sore. I "fixed" it by attaching sponge to each of the two pillows that are on the top inside of the piece that goes on top of my head. It works but it's not pretty. Now I not only have sponge added, I have electrical tape holding them on. Too bad I had to modify right off the bat. Nice features are the length of time they hold a charge, and they have a nice and clear sound.

    Feb 12, 2021 22:01
  • 8.6score
    MEE audio - Connect Universal Dual-Headphone Bluetooth Wireless Audio Transmitter for TV - Black
    Description

    The MEE audio Connect enables TVs and other devices to stream high-quality digital audio to up to two Bluetooth headphones or speakers, wirelessly. Experience full freedom of movement, listen without bothering those around you, and block out distractions with the Connect and your favorite pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones. Features include digital and analog audio inputs for compatibility with a variety of TVs and other devices, dual headphone / speaker connectivity, and Qualcomm aptX Low Latency technology for high-fidelity audio with no lip-sync delay.

    11 Features
  • HD wireless sound for your TV: Bluetooth audio transmitter sends audio wirelessly from your TV to Bluetooth headphones or speakers
  • Hear your TV better: Using wireless headphones or speakers with your TV helps you hear dialogue in movies and shows better by putting the sound closer to your ears and giving you better control over the volume
  • Instant private listening environment: Listen to your TV without disturbing roommates, children, or other family members, or watch TV in bed without disturbing your significant other
  • Dual-headphone streaming: Stream audio to up to two Bluetooth headphones (or speakers) simultaneously
  • Cinema for one (or two): Each listener can adjust the volume of their headphones independently and listen without bothering each other or those around them
  • Compatible with new and old TVs: Features both analog and digital audio inputs for compatibility with old and new TVs, as well as other devices with optical (TOSLINK S/PDIF), RCA, or 3.5 mm stereo audio output - computers, tablets, digital streaming boxes, and more
  • Powered by Bluetooth: Streams clear, distortion-free digital audio wirelessly with no white noise, no need to “tune” for the right frequency, and no way for a stranger to listen in on your audio
  • Qualcomm aptX® Low Latency technology: Supports Qualcomm® aptX™ and aptX™ Low Latency Bluetooth audio codecs to deliver the best sound quality and minimize audio delay and eliminate lip-syncing issues with aptX-enabled headphones
  • Built-in battery: Compact form factor and a built-in rechargeable battery with up to 12 hours of playback make the Connect the perfect go-anywhere companion for your Bluetooth headphones
  • Cables included: USB power cable and three different audio cables are included; features rechargeable battery but can be left plugged in to avoid recharging
  • Setup Note: Plug the Connect into your TV’s audio output with one of the three included audio cables. For best results, use the optical cable and change the Digital Audio Output Format setting to “Stereo” or “PCM” in your TV’s menu if you don’t hear sound right away
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TexasBuckeye, 10 out of 10
    Easy Setup & Works Well

    Pleasantly surprised! I been using Sony's Wireless (not Bluetooth) headphone set to watch TV due to an opened concept (Dueling TVs) house design and they were okay until the ear pieces start to all apart. I purchase MEE Audio Bluetooth transmitter and they provide a much better listening experience. I used them with my Bluetooth over the ear headphones and the sound is crystal clear and have decent range if you go downstairs to the kitchen etc.. The set up was easy and it pairs with my earphone everytime. I am happy with my purchase.

    May 14, 2021 17:18
  • Review by Billy, 10 out of 10
    Works well with BOSE Headset

    My TV did not have Bluetooth, so wireless headsets could not be used. I needed a headset with a wire which is most inconvenient. Does not need a separate power transformer and I plugged directly into a DISH Hopper 3 using the optical output and everything worked Great. Now I don't disturb the wife and she can watch her programs and I can watch mine.

    Oct 06, 2017 20:01
  • Review by David, 6 out of 10
    Questionable performance

    Initially unit paired with only one of two identical Bluetooth headphones. After multiple attempts, unit finally paired with second headphone. After two weeks, unit dropped one of the headphones again and will not connect. Suspect headphone connects no problem with my iPhone 7 so I may have to return to Best Buy for replacement.

    Sep 23, 2017 08:29
  • Review by Barsoom429, 10 out of 10
    Easiest Bluetooth device to set up and use!

    Looking for a wireless headset for watching TV late at night. Most big name brands were over or ridiculously priced.

    I didn't want to spend more on wireless sound than I paid for my TV or Soundbar.

    I told this to the salesguy and he turned me onto this GEM!

    Easy to understand installation instructions,

    By far the easiest setup and use of this product. I rate (in my mind) electronic equipment on how easy it is to tell my 87yo dad in Vegas how to set up any new equipment. He would have no problem with this hook up.

    Connects two sets of headphones at a time, if needed. Stores up to 8 headset memories and it's small size fits anywhere.

    I would recommend this product without hesitation!

    Aug 29, 2020 09:04
  • Review by Freddy, 10 out of 10
    Only thing that works!!!

    It is so good to watch television without bothering anybody in the house. Works fantastic! If your own Bluetooth headphone there’s no reason for you not to have one.

    Jun 29, 2018 16:48
  • Review by Gramms, 10 out of 10
    Great idea

    I really enjoy mee audio cause me and my man watch different tv shows i can connect my head phones and listen my shows

    Jul 20, 2017 16:26
  • Review by AET214, 10 out of 10
    Easiest Device To Set Up

    Was told by LG support the 4K Smart Tv I wanted to order already had Bluetooth. Ordered the TV and when I can I’m saw that it didn’t have it. Went to Best Buy in Bossier City and the gentleman that worked in the TV area told me what I needed to hook up up Bluetooth LG headphone to my LG TV and said all I would have to do it plug it into the tv and the power cord into the wall and turn it on. I have never bought anything that did exactly what the directions said, except that night when I did exactly what he said. In my headphones I heard “connected” and the sound from the tv was playing in my ears. I was blown away that there are things out there that are really simple to set up and use. I love this Bluetooth transmitter and am glad that the Best Buy gentleman who works in the tv are in Bossier City suggested it to me

    Feb 13, 2018 19:42
  • Review by speakers, 4 out of 10
    speaker

    excellent product , I use all the time, I recommend it

    Jul 18, 2021 10:29
  • 8.6score
    Sony - WH-L600 RF Digital Surround Wireless Headphones - Black
    Description

    Enjoy cinematic sound with these Sony digital surround wireless headphones. Their four sound modes optimize the audio of whatever you're watching, and their 30m range lets you move freely around your home without missing a moment of the action. These Sony digital surround wireless headphones have a 17-hour battery life for hours of uninterrupted listening.

    6 Features
  • Designed for your home theater: Connect to your TV or AV source and optimize your experience with sound modes tailored for movies, dialog, games and sports
  • Dolby Audio: Enjoy crystal clear, theater-style surround sound simulated by Dolby Audio.
  • Charging base station included: Long lasting listening with up to 17 hours of battery life.
  • Made for comfort: Lightweight design for listening comfort.
  • 40mm drivers: Get more from everything you watch, thanks to 1.57" dome drivers that deliver deep bass and a wide frequency range.
  • Multiple audio inputs: The WH-L600's charging stand has multiple audio inputs for easy connection to devices like your TV, Blu-ray player and games consoles. You can connect via 0.14" stereo, Optical Digital and HDMI cables.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by nkpstudios, 8 out of 10
    Nice Replacement for MDR-RF995RK

    -=First Impressions=-

    I like the look. They have a very minimalistic design. One material for everything which is a matte gray hard plastic. They come well packaged and are extremely well built. However, for the price, I would expect slightly better build quality but they are still nice. These are super easy to setup. I was up and running in less than 5 minutes. Most of the time was spent deciding on where to put the receiver/charging cradle while finding an open plug behind my wall mounted TV. They cover and fit my ears perfectly while being lightweight. I tested these by going on a binge watch of Stranger Things and I didn't remember I had these on. It felt like I was in a small theater with above average sound. Wear fatigue is almost non-existent and they offer great noise isolation with the closed back design. The connection is rock solid and I would get signal two floors up from the basement.

    Things I like:

    +Mobility - Not restricted to a cord and can move freely.

    +Wireless Range - I live in a three story home and had coverage on all three floors. The base was in the basement to test the range. Sony advertised a little over 98ft. I would say their range claim is pretty accurate.

    +Rechargeable/Battery Life - Sony claims 17hrs but I always charged after each use. I made it to 6hrs of use and have no issues believing the advertised 17hr battery life. I can't watch TV that long so I can't confirm that.

    +Sound Quality - Sound is reproduced almost exactly like the source's quality. I think Sony is using compression on this but I cannot confirm that. Sony has done a great job with this but I have heard better sounding wireless TV headphones. The frequency range on these are 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz but I own a competitor's mid-tier model and they have a range of 17 Hz - 22,000 Hz and sound fuller.

    +Input Options - HDMI w/ ARC, Optical, and Stereo MiniPlug are all present on the transmitter. I have yet to find another headphone solution that offers all these. It employs ARC passthrough so you can put it between your surround sound and TV without any issues. These have decent sound from low bass through to crisp highs but have the typical bassy sound profile Sony is known for.

    +Quality Codecs - It can run Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS and there is an indicator light that tells you what you are listening to.

    +Sound Modes - Called "sound fields", these offer different simulated settings you would get from a sound bar. They are decent, but I like my standard output without "effects". The options are: Cinema, Sports, Voice, Game.

    +Fit - Fit was perfect and balanced.

    +Setup - Quick and easy. Plug in your source and power them on… everything works!

    Things I would change:

    -Lack of controls - I would like to see the ability to adjust Left or Right but that is just being picky. No EQ or amplification options.

    -Volume - For me these are low but sound good. I like them louder but it doesn't take away from anything.

    -Cord length - I would like to see a slightly longer cord; maybe a 10ft power cord.

    -=The Verdict=-

    If you need wireless sound for digital or audio inputs consider these . There are other options out there, but for the price you pay, I think these are a great value.

    May 28, 2018 11:44
  • Review by xKing, 8 out of 10
    Great for TV, but no true surround feel.

    First of all - disclaimer - do NOT expect performance of a fully surround sound system (5.1 or above) out of the hardphones, it's just 2 small speakers and all "surround" effect comes from the digital processing (down-mixing). I'm comparing to my ATMOS home theater system and while headphones do try - everything still sounds like it's in the center of my head, spacial awareness is just not there.

    That said - headphones do sound really good. Sound is crystal clear with crisp highs and powerfull bass. Headphones are comfortable and I could watch a whole 2 hour movie without any discomfort. Sound does not leak out and won't disturb anyone around you.

    There are a few digital sound processing modes available - Cinema, Game, Sports, Voice and just a direct signal. My personal preference is to keep all digital processing off and listen to the original sound track.

    Connections - transmitter base has 3 types - HDMI, Optical input and a regular 3.5mm analog jack. Best case scenario is to use you TV's HDMI input with ARC (Audio Return Channel) capability. That way your TV would automatically switch to headphones as soon as you pick them up from the transmitter base. You will also be able to control headphones volume with your TV remote, or if you adjust volume on the headphones directly - your TV will recognize that and show you the volume control bar.

    Please make sure that your TV is configured to output a surround signal (there should be something like Digital Audio Output setting in the TV settings, please make sure you have it set as Bitstream or RAW or Unmodified/Compressed). Headphones will detect a surround sound signal and charging base will illuminate a DD or DTS LED. I did verify that it worked with Netflix and while watching a Blu-Ray disk.

    If HDMI-ARC port is not available or used by other equipment such as a Soundbar or AV Receiver - next option would be to use Optical input (Toslink). Optical input could also be used if you connecting to a computer.

    3.5mm input jack will be the least resort if digital sources are not available and will only provide a stereo signal.

    Wireless range - I was able to move around my house and started experiencing some signal loss about 50 ft away from the transmitter base.

    Overall - perfect choice if you need a dedicated headphone set for a TV and you can use HDMI-ARC port.

    Jun 03, 2018 20:59
  • Review by JimC, 8 out of 10
    Sony Quality, Virtual 7.1 Sound, Very Comfortable!

    Sony Quality, Virtual 7.1 Sound, Very Comfortable!

    Sony’s L600 Digital Surround Wireless Headphones are a very nice option for a comfortable, private video listening experience which makes no compromises with the full audio range of your content..

    These premium quality headphones incorporate a newly introduced audio signal processor which creates a virtual 7.1 sound system using just the two drivers in the headphones.

    Here are the key features:

    • Ergonomic, fully adjustable over-ear, closed dynamic headphone

    • 40 mm dome driver for maximum bass and wide frequency response

    • 20 – 20,000 Hz audio frequency range, less than 1% THD distortion

    • 2.4 GHz RF wireless connection from signal processing/charging station

    • Maximum reception range from base: 98 feet

    • Four surround sound field effects (cinema, game, sports, voice)

    • Three decoding formats supported (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS)

    • Sound compression feature (on/off)

    • Matrix selection (on/off)

    • Analog input gain control (on/off)

    • Three audio inputs (HDMI, optical digital, 3.5 mm analog stereo)

    • On headset controls for power (on/off), volume, sound field selection

    • 17 hour maximum battery life, 6 hour charge time from fully discharged state

    • Dimensions (on charging station): 7.2” wide x 7.4” deep x 11” tall

    • Weight (headphones only): 11.3 ounces

    • One year warranty

    Included in the box are the headphones, signal processing/charging station, power cord/transformer, 5 foot digital optical cable, quick start guide and instructions.

    Setup is very easy. Just plug in the signal processing tower, attach an input cable (either a digital optical cable, an HDMI cable or a 3.5 mm analog cable) from the TV to the signal processing tower and then charge the headphones. Turn on the power, select the input and put on the headphones.

    The headphones are very comfortable and fairly lightweight (11.3 ounces). Sony has employed an excellent ergonomic design to maximize comfort and fit. The earphones are angled back at the top (to match the shape of your ears better), swivel at two points (up/down and left/right) and have extension arms on the padded top band to compensate for those of us whose ears are not perfectly symmetric. The ear cushions are very soft and fit nicely over the ear to insure sound isolation.

    The headphones have three controls on the right earphone (power, volume and sound field selection.) I am not a fan of these controls. The volume rocker button (up/down) doesn’t have enough tactile difference to easily identify and operate it. Also, the power button and the sound field button are both flush with the surface of the earphone so trying to operate them while wearing the headphones is not easy. The sound field button cycles from Cinema to Game to Sports to Voice to None, then back to Cinema. However, there is no indication on the headphone of which sound field is selected. You have to look at the signal processor/charging tower to see the setting. (It is displayed on the tower’s base, along with the input source.)

    But if you connect the headphones to your TV with an HDMI cable to the ARC port you will be using your TV remote to control volume and you will probably not change the sound field often, so I suppose most will not find these control issues very significant.

    On the signal processor/charging tower are several controls. At the front of the base are the power, sound field and input selector buttons. At the front of the base on the left side, the current sound field selection and the input source (HDMI, optical or analog) are displayed in lighted type. On the right side the type of signal being processed is displayed (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS.)

    On the left side of the tower base are three on/off switches. The front switch enables the HDMI cable to control power to the earphones. The middle switch activates the “Matrix” function. This is the system’s creation of the virtual 7.1 channel sound effect from a 5.1 channel or stereo input. For most sources you would want to leave the Matrix switch on. The rear switch controls Compression. If it is on, all sounds are adjusted to a more narrow sound range. That is, loud sounds are lowered and soft sounds are increased. Frankly, I think this produces really poor audio quality. I watched a movie with the compression on and with it off and the audio quality was far better when it was off. The only possible use I can imagine for it would be if you were watching a movie with a lot of dialog that had very different sound levels between the speakers.

    At the rear of the tower are the input and power cable connections. These include a 3.5 mm stereo cable, a digital optical input and HDMI (which is bizarrely labeled “HDMI Out” rather than “HDMI In”). While both digital optical and HDMI will transfer a 5.1 audio signal, using HDMI connected to the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) port on the TV is preferable because in most cases it will automatically turn off the TV’s speakers when the headphones are in use. The analog input is useful if you have no optical output or HDMI ARC output on your TV. The sound input will be analog stereo rather than 5.1 digital stereo but it may be adequate for some. Next to the analog input is a “Gain” switch which provides some amplification to that analog input. Leave it off unless you have a very long connection cable which causes the signal to degrade.

    On my wish list for this equipment is another HDMI port (an actual HDMI Out) which would allow you to make an HDMI connection to a sound bar in addition to the headphones. If you are going to invest in headphones of this quality you are probably also going to have a sound bar for your TV and you will want to use the HDMI ARC port for that sound bar.

    OK, enough about the switches and cables! How do these headphones actually sound? Well, in a word, awesome. The Sony WH-L600 drivers have a beautiful, faithful reproduction of mid-ranges, clear highs without being too bright and really thunderous bass. I used the analog input to connect my stereo to the headphones to test their ability to reproduce music. My standards for speaker quality are Cannonball Adderly’s “Country Preacher” and Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” albums. I know every note on both of these classics and the slightest deviation is like nails on a blackboard. These headphones passed that tough test with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. I also ran them through several tests for frequency response, sound purity and channel separation and they scored very well.

    But these are not just stereo headphones – they are designed to give a faithful illusion of a full 7.1 speaker set. Can they do that? I accessed several YouTube videos which allow you to test your audio system setup by sequentially outputting a sound to each of the 7 channels and then to the sub-woofer (the .1 channel) and accompany that with a video which displays the location of the sound. By listening to these YouTube videos with the headphones you could clearly hear the sound in the direction indicated (front, left, right, left center, right center, left rear, right rear.) The sound separation was most pronounced in the “Game” sound field but it was certainly present in each of the other sound field settings.

    I watched several recent action movies (Marvel blockbusters and recent Star Wars sequels) using these headphones and the audio experience was just outstanding. You will really feel that sounds are occurring to your side and behind you, in addition to those sounds you normally sense from near the screen. No, it is not as good as a full-fledged 7.1 home theater with real, top quality speakers placed carefully around the listener but it is an awfully good (and very economical!) substitute.

    What other merits do these headphones have? Well, they have a nice range. The 98 foot range is optimistic, but I did obtain flawless reception up to about 50 feet from the base unit. They provide a nice option for your stereo system by just attaching the analog cable to your headphone output on your stereo (assuming it is in the same room as your TV.) Gamers will love the audio effects produced by these headphones!

    Bottom line - the Sony WH-L600 Digital Surround Wireless Headphones are an excellent choice for serious movie fans who want a very comfortable headset, sophisticated audio reproduction and the ability to blast the soundtrack without disturbing others in the household or their neighbors. You will be glad you chose them!!!

    Jun 04, 2018 00:46
  • Review by Clintfg, 10 out of 10
    Great quality

    These replace my old Sony headphones and the new technology is much better with the HDMI connection. The value for quality is well worth it.

    Sep 25, 2020 17:31
  • Review by SimpleLiving, 10 out of 10
    Great wireless TV headphones & works with XBox One

    This digital surround headphone system is the best I have tried and my son can vouch for that. He is an extreme gamer and he loves it. These headphones are designed for TV watching experience and my son was able to connect the tower to his Xbox with a digital optical cable. There are 3 methods of connection to the tower: Aux, HDMI (ARC) and optical. For the best sound experience, HDMI or optical is the way to go. The ear-cups are soft, and comfortably fit well in your head; it is a good flush fit. The headbands do have a very soft cushion band at the top that keeps it comfortable for hours of use. There are three buttons on the headphones: power, volume control, and a sound field. The sound field is great and you have the option for cinema, game, sports or voice. The charging/signal tower has in connection for aux, optical and HDMI. The tower has three main buttons: power, sound field, and input. The input is to indicate what type of connection (HDMI, optical or analog). The tower also has a front display that indicates the current sound field mode selection and the type of input. It does great at ambient sound reduction, and helps maximize the sound quality. The overall audio quality is the best with a warm inviting sound that brings the TV watching experience to life. Since the headphones are meant to be used for TV watching experience, it does not come with a microphone.

    Jun 06, 2018 10:46
  • Review by Christmas, 8 out of 10
    Great headphones

    Excellent sound and signal, able to walk around house without loosing the signal. Great addition to my Bravia TV. It connects automatically when using HDMI connection. The only Reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because headphones get a little warm when wearing them for long periods of time.

    Jun 25, 2021 18:22
  • Review by SteveInNYC, 8 out of 10
    An excellent product that misses the mark

    It pains me to review another Sony product that comes so close, but misses the mark. The Sony WH-L600 RF headphones are my third purchase of surround sound headphones for use in a home theater system in which I've added, but never replaced any other components. More on that later.

    Pros: Outstanding virtual surround sound, comfortable ear cups, good build quality, convenient charging cradle, excellent listening duration, multiple sound modes

    Cons: ARC connectivity not compatible with most sound bars, home theater receivers. IR input supports only 5.1 surround sound.

    Sony truly owns the virtual surround sound space and these headphones are no exception. They employ some of the best psychoacoustic algorithms available and manage to provide an amazingly realistic virtual surround sound environment. Used in conjunction with Apple TV+, which streams in true Dolby Atmos, or with a Blu-ray disk, sounds seem to originate from around the listener with pinpoint realism. It's truly eerie to hear something from behind me when wearing headphones - so much so that I find myself looking to verify that nothing is really there. I can heartily recommend these headphones for listening to surround sound content.

    When it comes to listening to music, no amount of psychoacoustics can make a $300 retail pair of consumer-oriented headphones sound anything like an audiophile DAC and headphones costing several times more. Its disappointing to read reviews from people making that comparison, or complaining that the build quality seems cheap, which frankly it doesn’t - not at this price point. These aren’t $300 headphones and they aren’t a $300 DAC, either of which would be considered the low end by most audiophile enthusiasts. A better comparison would be a $100 DAC and $200 headphones, to which these compare quite favorably. Sony’s own WH-1000XM4 Bluetooth noise canceling headphones sound better for listening to music wirelessly, but they’re designed for listening to music, and they cost more. These are designed for home theater.

    The WH-L600 RF headphones have five built-in sound modes that work reasonably well for their intended purposes. The Cinema mode simulates a large theater and is ideal for watching movies, but vocals are somewhat muddled, making dialog more difficult to understand. The Game and Sports modes are supposed to improve sound quality for those respective purposes, although if you're a hardcore gamer, you'll probably want a dedicated pair of gaming headphones, as these don't even have a microphone. The Voice setting makes dialog significantly easier to understand, at the expense of the virtual surround sound environment, and the Direct setting functions essentially as a DSP bypass, yielding unfiltered stereo sound. In addition, there is a Matrix switch that implements or disables simulated surround sound when the source material is in stereo, and there is an HDMI control switch that when on, turns the TV off when the headphones are turned off.

    Some reviewers have complained about having to remove their headphones to adjust the volume. I can't imagine the need to do so. The controls on the headphones are easily discerned and a ridge on the volume-up side of the volume rocker makes it trivial to make adjustments to volume with the headphones on the head. There are only two other buttons - the power button is above the volume rocker and a mode selector button is below it, both of which function easily.

    So how do these miss the mark? Connectivity. As with my first home theater wireless headphone, the Sony MDRHW7, Sony seems to have assumed that the headphones are the only means by which the user will listen to their home theater. The MDRHW7 included an HDMI switch that could only be controlled from the headphones. A 3-port HDMI switch without its own IR remote was pure idiocy, made worse by the lack of a charging cradle and by RF that frequently dropped out. They did sound great, though.

    The WH-L600 RF headphones do something even worse - they limit HDMI input to use of the TV's ARC function. The audio return channel was intended for use of a TV with a separate video receiver, so that the two could be connected with a single cable. A number of sound bars on the market have taken advantage of the ARC as an easy way for users to hook them up to a TV. Most people who buy sound bars have at most a cable box and streaming stick or a game console, all of which can be connected to the TV’s other HDMI ports, and it’s fine if you only listen to the TV using the sound bar. However, using the WH-L600 RF headphones with that same ARC function is impossible if one already is using it for a sound bar. I cannot fathom how Sony’s engineers could have made such a blatant design error.

    However, anyone who cares enough about surround sound to buy these headphones often has a true home theater, with a video receiver and surround sound speakers. Most video receivers or processors have a dedicated second HDMI output, which these headphones don’t support, and lack an IR output, which these headphones do. My Yamaha video receiver fully supports Dolby Atmos and I have a 9-speaker home theater setup, but there is no way tp connect these headphones to my receiver, and the IR output that my TV has is limited to 5.1 surround sound. My TV does have an ARC function, but it requires that the user actually view the input from the ARC channel to select the ARC output from a menu that can’t be seen when using these headphones. Hence although I have a home theater with true Dolby Atmos DTS capabilities, I’m limited to using the IR output, which only supports a 5.1 connection. The alternative is to buy an eARC adapter that sells for as much as the headphones, or to buy a new TV, neither of which would be worth it.

    Sony wrote the book on quality and style more than fifty years ago. One would hope they would be beyond the point of bringing a products to market with obvious flaws that should have been caught in pre-production tests. My first surround sound headphones had a useless HDMI switch, lacked a charging cradle and had frequent dropouts. My Sony camera is a CNET editor’s choice, yet the menus are in ‘Japanese English’. Now, I have a pair of surround sound headphones that’s not compatible with my surround sound receiver. It's no wonder Sony's consumer electronics division is doing so poorly, in spite of introducing blockbuster products.

    Oct 16, 2021 12:39
  • Review by mojoe, 8 out of 10
    I love it.

    My wife loves the wireless headphones. I would of given a 5 star but the headphones comes with a optical wire instead of a HDMI. Taking the optical wire out is easy to brake the plastic piece that holds the wire on. So be careful taking off the cable to change to HDMI. But everything is working fine.

    Jul 16, 2021 19:59
  • 8.6score
    Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Receiver and Transmitter - Black
    Description

    Send music wirelessly to your sound system with this Aluratek Bluetooth transmitter. Dual streaming support lets you connect two listening devices simultaneously, and low latency Bluetooth technology eliminates delay to keep the audio in sync with the video. This Aluratek Bluetooth transmitter has a 33-foot range for more placement options.

    9 Features
  • Add wireless streaming functionality to your home entertainment system: Simply plug the transmitter into a 3.5mm output of a TV, stereo system, desktop, laptop or another device for easy wireless audio streaming.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology: Eliminates audio delay so you can experience rich sound clarity in perfect synchronization with any video, movie, and game. Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 3.0 and 2.1.
  • Compatible with most devices with a 3.5mm auxiliary output: Makes it easy to stream audio from a vast array of devices. Also compatible with receivers with an RCA output (requires use of the included RCA Y-cable).
  • Supports up to two headphones simultaneously: Great for quiet television watching and home entertainment.
  • Remembers up to four paired devices: Offers easy pairing.
  • Dual modes - receiving and transmitting: Simply flip the switch on the unit to enable Bluetooth receiving or transmitting.
  • Wireless range of up to 33 feet: Lets you enjoy freedom from cables and cords.
  • Start streaming right away: Plug-and-play setup eliminates the need for drivers, software or complex installation.
  • Built-in rechargeable battery: Offers up to 15 hours of use, so there's no need for additional power sources.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ARS1, 8 out of 10
    Very Nice!!

    Easy setup! Reception is good, even going outside!

    Feb 15, 2020 16:17
  • Review by Roxann, 8 out of 10
    Does the job well

    We have an “older” tv so it doesn’t have an extra of the connection type needed. But after using an adapter, my husband was able to connect it to the TV. Does the job and does it well.

    Oct 26, 2021 05:01
  • Review by Dallasrondeau, 8 out of 10
    Used this to cut the cord...

    We have hard wired pool and patio speakers, adding this allows us to stream and change the music from our phone/iPad without running inside. Note: The range is limited, but it transmits though the wall to the patio no problem, more than 20 or 30 feet and it doesn't work so well.

    Jan 20, 2018 15:51
  • Review by COskier, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Product - Receives and Transmits Great

    I purchased the Alturatek Transmitter and Receiver because I needed an option for my outdoor television to communicate with my amplifier inside my house and then transmit sound through my wired exterior speakers.

    My television is about 20 feet from my amplifier and the exterior wall is brick, so I was concerned that the signal would not adequately get through to the receiver. The signal transmitted to my receiver with no issues. On the receiving end, I bought the Aluratek ABCD54F because it had external antennas for better potential reception.

    The other concern that I had was the potential delay between the television and the audio since the signal had to go from my Roku, through the transmitter to the receiver, through the amplifier and then back out to the speakers. I had a couple of advisers from other companies tell me there would be a significant delay. I have owned this product for more than a month and a half and I have never encountered any delay between the audio and video. I suppose if I did, I could modify the delay on my television.

    I also liked the connection options that the unit came with. I could connect to either RCA jacks, or in the case of my television, an optical cable.

    When I decided on this setup, I wasn't sure how successful pairing two Bluetooth devices would be, and whether or not I would be able to pair other devices with my receiver once I had both of these devices connected. Pairing the two Aluratek devices was simple. When I want to listen to music over my exterior speakers through my phone, I simply leave the television transmitter turned off and then I can pair with the Bluetooth receiver inside. When I want to listen to my television, I unpair my phone and turn on the transmitter at my television and I am good to go.

    As for powering the unit, I have it powered through my USB port on my television. If I didn't have that option, the fact that it has a rechargeable battery makes it a flexible option if your television didn't have a USB port.

    I have had this device since early June, I use it almost everyday and I have never been disappointed.

    Jul 14, 2020 20:23
  • Review by Tscal, 6 out of 10
    not that good

    works ok but was very spotty and you need to be very close to the transmitter so i don't use it any more.

    Apr 26, 2021 13:13
  • Review by None, 10 out of 10
    Aluratek Review

    Works well with all devices-laptop, Smart TV, older stereo system, and iPhone.

    Dec 25, 2020 17:30
  • Review by Twill, 8 out of 10
    Good product

    Love this product. It has perfprmed as described and has met all my expectations.

    Jan 16, 2019 18:17
  • Review by MJVA, 10 out of 10
    Recommend

    This does a job good for both a receiver and transmitter

    Dec 08, 2020 11:24
  • 8.4score
    Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Receiver and Transmitter
    Description

    Transmit music from your stereo system to your headphones with this Aluratek Bluetooth transmitter. Universal capabilities make it a versatile option that works with a range of stereos and televisions. This Aluratek Bluetooth transmitter pairs easily with enabled smartphones and tablets so you can enjoy your tunes from across the room.

    10 Features
  • Add wireless streaming functionality to your home entertainment system: Simply plug the transmitter into a 3.5mm output of a TV, stereo system, desktop or laptop or other device for easy wireless audio streaming.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology: Eliminates audio delay so you can experience rich sound clarity in perfect synchronization with any video, movie and game. Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 3.0 and 2.1.
  • Compatible with most devices with a 3.5mm auxiliary output: Makes it easy to stream audio from a vast array of devices. Also compatible with receivers with an RCA output (requires use of the included RCA Y-cable).
  • Supports up to 2 headphones simultaneously: Great for quiet television and home entertainment.
  • Remembers up to 4 paired devices, such as smartphones, tablets and others: Offers easy pairing.
  • Dual modes - receiving and transmitting: Simply flip the switch on the unit to enable either Bluetooth receiving or Bluetooth transmitting.
  • Wireless range of up to 33': Lets you enjoy freedom from cables and cords.
  • Start streaming right away: Plug-and-play setup eliminates the need for drivers, software or complex installation.
  • Sleep mode function: Provides automatic turn off within 5 minutes after being disconnected from any device.
  • Built-in rechargeable battery: Offers up to 15 hours of use, so there's no need for additional power sources. Charge the battery via the included USB charging cable in 2 hours.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Wireless Freedom at last!!!!

    Dream come true!!!! I have been hunting for a way to give life back to my IPod Classic. I have spent YEARS filling it with over 100GB’s of music. And now with Audiophile level Bluetooth wireless technology I was wanting to go back and enjoy some music that I don’t have anywhere else but on this device!!! Pairs easily, and unlike some other products like this, it DOESN’T limit the output volume!!! I am so happy!!

    Feb 20, 2021 14:01
  • Review by Vksolanki, 10 out of 10
    With the purchase.

    I'm not a huge fan of newer Bluetooth earbuds it headsets because they cause too much of a seal from the world. ( If that doesn't bother you though, check out pretty much anything from Anker )

    I purchased these to use in conjunction with my Koss on the ear headsets and three newest Google Chromecast with Google TV so that I can listen to content that is being streamed.

    These work wonderfully as a receiver. I have not yet tried as a transmitter but I would think that the performance would be the same or similar.

    Aug 29, 2021 20:57
  • Review by Jarebear805, 10 out of 10
    Great product!

    Can’t complain at all! I originally bought it for my stereo receiver to use it as a Bluetooth option but I never realized that it doubles as a transmitter either and you can use ANY headphones including AirPods to listen to the tv in a more quiet setting! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to convert something older and bring it up to date with Bluetooth!

    May 18, 2020 14:27
  • Review by MGL1, 2 out of 10
    Does not have important feature lusted

    I purchased this largely in part because a feature on the Aluratek website stated it would turn off 5 minutes after a device was disconnected. This would help prolong battery life!! THERE IS NO AUTO TURNOFF. I emailed the company, providing screen shots and they simply said, must have been a typo error on the website. No apology whatsoever. I will be returning this item.

    Sep 26, 2017 14:09
  • Review by JpMaster, 10 out of 10
    Excellent !!

    Small fits everywhere and powerful great device ..!

    Dec 16, 2017 06:12
  • Review by Trick, 10 out of 10
    Flexible and Easy to Configure

    Aluratek wireless tx and rx device was flexible and easy to configure. Connect iPod or I Phone to older hard wired stereo devices or connect older stereo devices to newer wireless headphones and vise versa. Very easy to install and links up seamlessly every time! See Pictures as installed to both RCA inputs or Headphone output from my Old School Boombox. Also have one hooked to my whole house audio input on my home stereo which I connect to both my iPhone and PC for unlimited musical applications.

    Feb 24, 2018 13:59
  • Review by Zzzzzzzzzzz, 4 out of 10
    Does not work for vehicles

    Product did not work for my car

    Do not buy for car audio

    Jul 24, 2019 18:40
  • Review by BeachBlonde, 6 out of 10
    Easy Set Up But Low/Limited Volume & High Price

    I purchased this for an older smart tv so that Bluetooth headphones could be used to listen to it privately.

    Pros: it is both a transmitter and a receiver, it includes a red/white Y-style RCA cable adapter as well as a standard aux plug, it charged quickly with the included usb charging cable, it has a separate power button, and it was very easy to set up and pair.

    Cons: the volume was very limited and low, requiring the volume on the Aluratek and both the headphones and tv/cable to be at max to listen comfortably (loud volume is impossible. Audio quality is just passable. Additionally, the battery life is unknown and the price is quite high.

    If this unit was priced at $25 or less, it would be much more reasonable; $42.50 is really an exorbitant amount particularly for an item that lacks high quality audio fidelity.

    Jul 08, 2018 18:33
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